Mash Your Future with Augmented Reality

March 4, 2009
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It doesn’t matter that I can’t read German blogger Matthias Schwenk’s words on getting closer to augmented reality or decipher the credits of this Italian video he links to, for all that’s necessary is an ability to appreciate the possibilities of the future:

Augmented reality isn’t going anywhere so you might as well get accustomed to […]


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It doesn’t matter that I can’t read German blogger Matthias Schwenk’s words on getting closer to augmented reality or decipher the credits of this Italian video he links to, for all that’s necessary is an ability to appreciate the possibilities of the future:

Augmented reality isn’t going anywhere so you might as well get accustomed to its viability in the high school classroom, such as enabling dissection in a biology class without ever holding a scalpel and pressing into the chicken leg.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology conceptualizes citizens like you and me carrying portable touch screens so we can input information and access data without computers.

What if scientists could develop 360-degree vision, enabling you to defeat claustrophobia by walking down a dark alley but feeling comfortable?

Already, you can purchase a t-shirt with a barcode-like logo that enables someone with an appropriate machine to scan your chest and read your last Twitter message.

And let’s not forget last fall’s Street With a View project, partnering Pittsburgh residents with Google Street View programmers to create a surreal application mashing people with technology in a way you’ve probably never seen before!


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