A video by Casey Neistat explores the potential of using the Apple Vision Pro in everyday life, as well as ways it could cause problems for other people.
The Apple Vision Pro offers promises of being the gateway to spatial computing, which could be a big shift in how people use technology in the future. In testing out Apple’s latest release, social media personality Casey Neistat takes the concept to a fairly extreme level.
In a Saturday video on the headset, Neistat is shown traveling through New York City, including its subway system and on a Boosted board, all while wearing the device in its passthrough mode.
Throughout the video, he demonstrates using it to watch videos and to perform tasks that he can see, while still being able to view his surroundings. In doing so, he demonstrates some shortcomings of the Apple Vision Pro, as well as how it could impact daily life.
While Apple does market the Apple Vision Pro as being usable in an airplane, Neistat instead walked around and boarded the subway while using the headset. Neither are ideal situations for the Apple Vision Pro, with videos and windows disappearing from view as he walks along a street.
In the subway, a Mr Beast video slowly moved out of view as the train departed, before the Apple Vision Pro displayed a “Tracking Failed” notice.
Throughout the video, Neistat also demonstrated how the Apple Vision Pro may clash with everyday life, especially when other people are involved. He blocks a stairway to respond to a contact, while also standing in the way at a donut shop while he looked at a dinosaur.
A profound moment
At the end of the video, he then recounts an “unexpected” moment from extended usage on his travels. After hours of usage, he explains “my brain sort of clicked, and it just forgot that I was looking through cameras and screens, and it just took what I saw as reality.”
Referring to it as a “profound moment” sat in Times Square surrounded by strangers and with virtual windows all around him, he thought “This is the future of computing that everyone’s been promising for like the last 15 years.” This gave him a “peek into where all this is going,” and he offers “this isn’t like the future of AR and VR, this is the, I think this is the future interface for all computing.”
Despite this, Neistat says he doesn’t know if he can recommend the expensive headset, “because I can promise you this will be the worst Vision Pro Apple ever ships. It is going to get so much better.”