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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Early History of Augmented Reality

4 Eras When Augmented Reality Was About to Change the World But Didn't

Alexander Sword | July 6, 2015

...augmented reality ... has perennially been on the brink of changing the world but has never quite managed to do so. Augmented reality differs from virtual reality in that it refers to the overlay of digital graphics with an existing image.
... why is augmented reality taking so long to become a reality?
The short answer is it's not; augmented reality is used regularly in, for example, American Football, whenever digitally generated lines appear across the pitch.
However, it is yet to change our lives, as much as many evangelists would like to assure us it is just about to. As the Google Glass project descends into farce, it's worth examining how many times it's been just about to change our lives...

<more at; related links: [About Us: They began by organizing events that brought together the best in AR and promoted excellence in global and local gatherings – known as AWE, ARNY, ARLA, and over 20 meetups around the world. They championed the industry in blogs and the media, and helped dozens of AR startups get to market. And they made it a non-profit so that all people and companies passionate about AR could join forces with no conflict and one shared goal. More than networking and education – AugmentedReality.ORG is a platform that anyone could use to help reach augmented reality’s full potential. With your support it can – and will – change the way we interact with the world, and it will augment humanity.] and (Augmented Reality Puts the Future In Focus)>

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