Using augmented reality devices (initially, these are glasses, contact lenses, then a variety of implants, supplementing natural senses) mankind will turn the world into a place much more saturated with information.
Many old problems will stay in the past. You can’t remember the name and position of all colleagues? The system will help. You don’t know how to use a new device? Just follow the prompts in front of your eyes. Have faced an inscription in an unknown language? No problems.
Although augmented reality opens up a lot of opportunities, it also inflicts a lot of risks, both social and technical.
It will be more difficult to hide from annoying ads that will become personalized, addressing you by your name – because you can’t turn off the implant. And if a perpetrator gains control over your augmented reality, you will fall into his hands. You simply won’t notice your money flow away from your bank account, or you will cross the street on a green light not knowing that actually the light is red.
Smart contact lense will change the way how humans access virtual and real spaces via augmented reality. Not only may attackers try to „kill“ the functionality of lenses to „kick out“ people from the future internet, but also manipulating the sight, so that other crime may be invisible or the behavior of people change. A thief or murder being invisible by the people around or even manipulating people to do a wrong step which leads to death could become a risk.