Augmented Pictures of Reality

11 11 2010

Some words of wisdom from my better half today.

Augmented Reality is a great idea, but it’s too early for it – the same way the 1950s was too early for 3D films. Anything we do now will be like wearing green and red glasses and expecting Avatar.

Viewing the world through the screen of your mobile device is already taking you a step away from reality in the first place, drawing pictures on top of that image only augments that already secondary layer.

If we want truly AR experiences, we need a layer of augmentation that is almost imperceptable, that improves the perception of the world, the way glasses improve the vision of their wearer.

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