I worked as a Product Manager for an Saas-based event management company that also offered a set of mobile apps for the event attendees' mobile devices. Imagine going to an event like Re:Invent and being able to use AR to help highlight the Vendors that match your interests among the maze of vendors in the vast exhibitor's hall. Or, imagine as a vendor, being able to see a booth visitor's name, interests, company, other booths they've visited. That would change the conversation you would have with that attendee and make it much more productive. So, the potential for change is huge (as reflected in all the answers to your question). Would highly encourage you to pursue this area if you have an interest.
Ted recommends the following next steps:
- Think about what industries would benefit from AR/VR and how their users / customers would could benefit.
- Identify companies in those industries that are particularly innovative.
- Search LinkedIn for employees at that company that might be in a Labs or R&D role.
- Reach out to them and ask about opportunities at that company or possible internships.