The Future's So Bright Even Microsoft is Patenting Augmented Reality Glasses

By Gary Cutlack on at

After Google going very public with Project Glass and Apple patenting a similar system, it's now Microsoft's turn to have a go at trying to invent a wearable augmented reality system that'll help distract us even more in some future world.

The patent, filed with the USPTO, focuses mainly on the implementation of the tech to enhance live events, using overlays and glasses to augment the experience of watching sports and concerts outdoors. A bit like listening to the radio while watching cricket.

Microsoft's system pulls up additional data on players and opens up access to action replays of events, so presumably involves some level of continual buffering, enabling users to pause and rewind their everyday lives. [USPTO via Unwired View]