Imperfect as it may be, Samsung has shared a conceivable vision of how phones, desktops, AR, and VR could mix.
Google Glass and the Apple Watch have both flopped for the same two reasons. First, neither is very attractive. Second, neither proved as essential as the phone that’s already in your pocket.
But a new concept called Monitorless, developed by Samsung’s internal C-Lab, recognizes something vital: If we’re going to carry around any second screen—and especially if we’re going to wear something as obtrusive as glasses—then it needs to augment our reality in a way that’s not some secondary experience, but the OS of our lives.