The popularity of Pokémon Go in 2016 showcased the potential risks of augmented reality (AR) games in urban environments, with thousands of players causing chaos and accidents due to distractions. Apple's forthcoming AR headset, the Vision Pro, could have a similar impact if it gains widespread popularity.
Cities need to be prepared for the rise of AR technology and the potential implications for public safety and urban life. As Apple's AR headset is set to be worn in public spaces, it's crucial for cities to pay attention to the growing influence of AR and the impact it may have on their urban landscape.
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\IMAGES FROM: Bloomberg The debut of Apple’s Vision Pro is a preview of what augmented reality technologies could mean in the physical world. Photographer: Philip Pacheco/Bloomberg