However, he added that the technology was not something that would become profound overnight. Wireless headsets are still heavy and used indoors, which means that the first version of Apple’s headset will most likely be used, like many others that came before it, for gaming.
In other words, there will still be a lot of talk about the metaverse and virtual visors (augmented, mixed, or whatever you want to call them) in 2023, but it’s probably not yet the year these devices become very popular, Carolina said. Milanesi, a consumer technology analyst at Creative Strategies, a research firm.
“From a consumer perspective, it’s still very uncertain what you buy with the thousands of dollars a headset costs,” he said. “Do I have to do a meeting with VR? With or without legs, it’s not a necessity.”
3. Electric cars beyond Tesla
Tesla continued its dominance of electric vehicle sales this year, but 2023 could be a turning point for the industry. Tesla’s shares have tumbled this year and its brand has suffered since Musk’s hostile takeover of Twitter. At the same time, competition in the market is intensifying as vehicle manufacturers such as Ford Motor, Kia, General Motors, Audi and Rivian ramp up production of their electric cars.
In addition, Tesla said in November that it would open up its charging connector design to other electric cars. That would allow drivers of other types of cars to recharge their batteries at Tesla charging stations, which are far more plentiful than other types of chargers.
Added to that, California and New York have moved to ban the sale of gasoline cars starting in 2035. All this sets the stage for the electric car industry to become much bigger than a single brand by 2023.
4. More social media options
Twitter was in chaos for much of 2022 and this will most likely continue into the coming year. In response to the backlash, Musk this month asked his Twitter followers in a “poll” whether he should step down as company leader. A majority, around 10 million users, voted yes, but Musk indicated that he would only step down when he finds someone “dumb enough to take over.”