Whether it is Augmented/Virtual Reality or driverless vehicles the underlying technology is the ability to navigate a digital 3D world at high speed. Reports from last week’s Consumer Electronics Show have these technologies capturing the top spots in terms of interest and potential impact on the mass market.
On a related note the CEO of Waymo announced that they have reduced the price of a lidar sensor to $7,500 from $75,000. Waymo is the spin-off from Alphabet (Google) that is focused on driverless cars. I wonder how this will be affected by the solid state lidar chip announcements that are being positioned at less than $50.
This is going to be an interesting rest of the decade.