Will virtual and augmented reality be as popular in 2060 as smartphones were in 2021?
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Conditional on no AGI or population collapse.

I have relatively high confidence on the arrival of virtual and augmented reality because I think there are relatively easy predictions to make about personal technology, such as the devices we have in our pockets and homes. I think it was relatively easy to predict in the 1970s, and perhaps earlier, that smartphones would be developed and popularized, in the sense of small devices that have many uses that were previously restricted to other devices (e.g., calculators, cameras, gaming, email). Of course, claims about what could have been predicted should be taken with many grains of salt.

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This is "at least at popular as" and not "exactly as popular as", right?