What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at the Amazon One retail palm reader, Instagram Reels new stickers, and Disney robots. See the quick summary below, followed by embedded video. And stay tuned each week for more AR-related musings from Maher.

 🖐 Amazon One is piloting its palm payment technology in Whole Foods. We discuss the power and privacy of biometric authenticators.

🤳 Instagram Reels will now allow 30-second ads, and sponsored ‘stickers’ on FB stories adds an interesting revenue wrinkle for creators.

🤖 Disney is busy building robots that don’t look like robots. We dive into what a Disney park might look like in ten years.

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