Every once in a while, I like to get pie-in-the-sky here. Cast my net way out at what the future might hold, what big changes might be around the corner. Obviously, it’s hard to predict with any certainty what Apple’s moves might be next year, much less several years down the road, but sometimes if you peer very closely at what the company is doing, you start to see some interesting confluences.
Recently, I’ve become convinced that Apple is working on some sort of wireless heads-up display—call them smart glasses, or smart goggles, if you must. It’s not a product that I think is coming anytime soon; the technology required to deliver the device that Apple would surely like to produce is still some ways off. But looking at many of the technologies that Apple has been devoting a lot of time and energy to in the past few years, it’s not hard to see a glimmer, if you will, in the company’s eye.