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The untapped potential of augmented reality | Digital Trends
It seems like augmented reality has been tipped to take off for a few years now, so where is it? Why aren’t we using it in our daily lives?

Augmented reality or AR has been around for years. Back in 2009 we were talking about AR’s potential impact on our lives. The idea of overlaying information on your view of the real world is familiar to everyone. Thanks to sci-fi movies like the Terminator series, we all have a pretty good idea of how useful it could be. The convergence of cameras, location awareness, and apps in our modern smartphones made AR really accessible for the first time. If you care to look, there are a lot of AR apps in Google Play and the App Store. So why isn’t anybody using them?
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smarterplanet:

The untapped potential of augmented reality | Digital Trends

It seems like augmented reality has been tipped to take off for a few years now, so where is it? Why aren’t we using it in our daily lives?

Augmented reality or AR has been around for years. Back in 2009 we were talking about AR’s potential impact on our lives. The idea of overlaying information on your view of the real world is familiar to everyone. Thanks to sci-fi movies like the Terminator series, we all have a pretty good idea of how useful it could be. The convergence of cameras, location awareness, and apps in our modern smartphones made AR really accessible for the first time. If you care to look, there are a lot of AR apps in Google Play and the App Store. So why isn’t anybody using them?



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Everything’s amazing, nothing’s perfect: exploring the limits of consumer technology
Why your phone’s GPS is terrible, your car doesn’t fly, Wi-Fi sucks at packed conferences, and more!

thisistheverge:

Everything’s amazing, nothing’s perfect: exploring the limits of consumer technology

Why your phone’s GPS is terrible, your car doesn’t fly, Wi-Fi sucks at packed conferences, and more!

And while the notion of people forming movements is not new, this proliferation of mini-movements is something new—fueled by changes in media. The Internet, and in particular the rise of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, has made it incredibly easy to find and connect with likeminded souls. And this same technology makes it possible for a group, once formed, to organize, plan, and take action.
So few people seem to realize that everything’s designed. And until we get some good people telling the story, that’s probably going to continue to be the case. So I’d love it if there was a consciousness in the public mind that mathematics and reading and writing is not enough — you also need to learn how to do design. Because everything is designed, and the way our world exists around us depends on how well it’s designed.
Bill Moggridge R.I.P.

(via Brain Pickings)

(Source: vizualize, via smarterplanet)

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