What is Spatial Computing?

What is the story of the term that Apple used to describe the next big computing paradigm in the Apple Vision Pro?

Avi Bar-Zeev
10 min readNov 15, 2023

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It’s wonderful that I can finally talk about Spatial Computing, having been immersed in it for over 30 years. Without violating my NDAs, I’m going to let you in on a few secrets that probably shouldn’t be secrets.

A screen capture, circa 1993. This term has been a long-time coming…

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Avi Bar-Zeev

XR Pioneer (30+ years), started/helped projects at Microsoft (HoloLens), Apple, Amazon, Keyhole (Google Earth), Linden Lab (Second Life), Disney (VR), XR Guild