Augmented Reality came to my mind when I was reading through the question. I see that this could potentially have significant benefits and consequences for the general society. Augmented reality is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities like haptic, auditory, and olfactory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality. Augmented reality has come a long way in the past 10 years and more and more companies are implementing AR in their products and making new products from AR. As AR has been getting smarting in the devices that we are using there are consequences that can follow like criminals can have a huge advantage on ways to develop scams that can potentially hut innocent victims. Another consequence that can occur is what happened with the google glasses where there were safety and health concerns and there was really no function to them (Bob Doyle).
The benefits of AR are that can be a huge help in the medical field and educational department, it can help surgeons carry out complicated operations and help them learn new tools that they never knew. It can be beneficial to the education department as well because it can help children get hands-on experience if they are homeschooled or just even in the classroom. Augmented reality doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon as it is expected to reach $94.4 billion dollars by the year 2023. Augmented reality gained a big recognition after Pokemon Go was launched in 2017 and ever since then the gaming industry has implemented many more games with augmented reality. I believe that this piece of technology will be very beneficial to global society as it can be used for multiple functions in the world.