This new technology is making a fuss here.
With all the predictions and guessing on Google Glass, which is a high-tech level of applying augmented visual technology on wearables, this virtual visual reality (what?) is now getting into our real lives.
I mean, what is real life? Does anybody know anymore?
I just saw the link that one of my course mate in my MA shared on Facebook. It is about a latest smartphone app using the AR technology. AR – Augmented reality, this such new phrase to me is actually getting a lot of brands on board to invest in augmented reality advertising. I will show you the video to give you better understanding of this.
This video from blippar reminds me a few days ago I was reading something about Google Glass development, which get me thinking, if we get the augmented reality in a wearable form just like regular glasses, by then, almost all the information you see through your ‘glass’ will be a combination of reality and virtuality.
There’s no doubt that the augmented reality give huge space for advertisements to create interaction with consumers, but just to imagine the virtual world is now breaching the boundaries from the device and starting to ‘invade’ our real life.
I think this is how the ‘future world’ started just like what we saw in the Si-fi movies. You will see your friend and shake there hands, or you can see their projections and shake hands with the projections if they are not by your side.
And, since your friend is projecting himself next to you, does it count as direct communication or indirect? … okay…
Moreover, since the ‘distance’ will actually become irrelevant any more with the help of all the augmented reality and hologram projection, it is imaginable how human’s life will become – no body needs to go anywhere to work or meet people, they just stay in their own place and project themselves everywhere. This is really cool and simple and convenient!!
One step further, why don’t we just put plugs in our brains to live our lives just like Matrix where all the feeling and touching of human society can all be recreated or simulated by the computers?
Then I can have the life the way I want! Sounds nice and virtual, don’t you think?