On Monday, Apple announced its first new product in eight years—a mixed-reality headset. Basically goggles with computers in them. Ian Bogost asks if this is even new, and why we would need such a thing.

Maybe goggles can recover some of what the internet has lost. One might use them not to foster or exploit connections (as in the old—and failed—mission of social media) but to slow down and go somewhere rather than tapping and scrolling and posting into oblivion.