In its current form, the high-speed projection system is limited to just an 8-bit color scale—that’s only 256 shades—and a resolution of 1,024 x 768. But as the custom technology is further refined, those specs could eventually see a boost in resolution and color.


So one day, instead of keeping a smartphone in your pocket, a virtual display could simply be projected onto your open hand and down your arm. And while the original version of Google Glass required a prism sitting in front of your eye for its display, future versions could use any surface around you as a screen. Whether you’re staring at a wall—or looking at the floor while riding a bumpy bus on the way to work.

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