Facebook is invested in their augmented reality-for-all platform, Spark AR, as evidenced by their recent event schedule to discuss it more in-depth. Robert Shearer Director of Silicon Architecture and Modeling at the Menlo Park-headquartered Facebook led a keynote at the inaugural RISC-V open source silicon-oriented conference in — of course — Silicon Valley.
Before discussing what was coming up next, Shearer first waxed wistful about the old days of the Commodore 64 era computing whose core experience was about enabling its users with the superpower of creating new and immersive experiences. Since then, PCs and other devices have matured into different form factors and screens. Pivoting to a familiar descriptor of augmented reality, as a delivery vehicle for “superpowers,” Shearer emphasized, “We’re on the cusp of a complete reinvention of a computer interface.”
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