Augmented Reality

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Hi again!
So I’m here to find out more about Augmented Reality. It blurs the line between what’s real and what’s computer generated, by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell. Augmented reality is on the spectrum between virtual reality and the real world. Virtual reality creates immersive, computer generated environments and the real world, well, is resized_creepy-willy-wonka-meme-generator-reality-sucks-doesn-t-it-d1ae31Well, augmented reality is closer to the real world, where it adds graphics, sounds, haptic feedback and smell to the natural world around us. Its really changing the way we see and view the world.

There are more and more apps now a days for augmented reality right from your smartphone.

2imp870adThis is the Impression Pi which is a wearable VR headset that embeds the ability to track your gestures into the hardware itself. It was initially launched as a Kickstarter project by San Jose, and the device quickly surpassed its goal of $78,00! Have a look at the Kickstarter video yourself to find out more!

Of course another device for augmented reality was Google glass, which is so passé now google-glassIt has an optical head-mounted display on the spectacles which displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. It is wearable technology and wearers could communicate with the internet via natural language voice commands.

Apparently one of the main reasons why Google Glass failed was because people didn’t see why they needed it or what special or important function it served. People now a days are constantly wanting things that are bigger, have bigger screens, why would they want something with such a small screen? And something that interfered with their vision.

Overall however, I’m seriously so excited about augmented reality? I just think it seems so fun, perhaps not in all aspects of life, but certainly some of them would seriously improve our way of life.

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