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Discussion on: What great software invention or idea never gained adoption?

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Tim Downey

Google Glass is a good example of this, in my opinion. I remember where it was first announced lots of folks thought it would be a game changer and lead to an augmented reality revolution. Apparently it's still sold to businesses (news to me) for things like warehouse management, but it definitely didn't catch on in the consumer space.

I suppose Snap Spectacles are a bit of a spiritual successor (not quite the same though), but I don't think those are doing so well, either! 😅

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Rohan Mishra

Google did recently acquire North so there seems to be renewed attention maybe? North had really good product but was still a bit bulky and lacking in support. With google behind it, maybe they could make something more practical. They cancelled second gen Focals so who knows?