Augmented reality (AR) refers to technology that blends the physical and digital worlds together, producing an experience that makes you feel like you’re living in the future. While it may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, augmented reality has been around for quite some time and has started to become mainstream over the past few years with the rise of mobile applications and wearables. But what exactly is augmented reality? How does it work? And where can we see it in the future? That’s what we’ll be discussing today.
Within decades of its invention, some believe that augmented reality will be an indispensable part of our daily lives. What is AR and how can it be used to improve our society? Let’s start by defining augmented reality. AR, which is sometimes called superimposed reality or mixed reality, adds elements to our surroundings that aren’t really there.
2) History of Augmented Reality
Virtual reality refers to an environment created by computer technology. Augmented reality (AR) deals with direct or indirect live view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. With AR systems you can look at reality and see what it would look like if you were in a different place. What’s even cooler about AR is that when you are in that new world your actions affect it in real time.
3) How Does Augmented Reality Work?
The next time you’re heading to a big event, try downloading a mobile app that uses augmented reality. Not sure which one to use? Try out Pokémon Go! Though it may have been more popular at its initial release, there are still people who play every day. A new feature on Niantic Inc.’s Map will add five more Pokestops and three more gyms in Grant Park for attendees of Lollapalooza 2018.
4) Advantages & Disadvantages of AR
We must acknowledge that AR is not a good or bad technology on its own. There are many uses of augmented reality which can be positive, and other ways in which it can be used to present a negative image. It’s important to know that if we want to enjoy all of AR’s benefits then we have to accept that there will be some negatives as well.