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Augmented Reality! You don’t have a “Contact Card” yet?

Apple’s AR (augmented reality) headset is Apple’s next big investment, which has the potential to become a widely used product within this decade. In the past Google Glasses, came out with a similar idea that didn’t work for a couple key reasons. First being the design itself wasn’t something people wanted to be caught wearing. As Apple has done appealing minimalistic product designs, I don’t think they’ll have an issue in this aspect. The second was the price of the product. In a Bloomberg article, Apple hopes to make the price as accessible in the market, to be a successor of the IPhone.

‘Pokemon Go’ is an example of AR technology

What exactly is augmented reality versus VR (virtual reality)? Augmented reality modifies the real world, in the sense that it will provide you with information overlaid in your day-to-day life. It could very well be possible that we will have “Contact Cards” that tell people who we are. As with new technology, I can foresee legal and privacy issues that will arise. Still, I’m excited to see what AR will bring to the table!

3 Comments

  1. Lauren Lapid wrote:

    AR is such a new and emerging technology, I feel like it’s possibilities are endless. It’ll be interesting to see if these glasses actually become a thing. I remember when Google glasses came out and totally flopped. Hopefully Apple’s will fare better!

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm | Permalink
  2. Kathleen Larkin wrote:

    Wow, such a futuristic concept, except that it already exists. Augmented reality technology seems truly innovative because it appears to have the ability to actually change the way we experience and interact with the world. Although I’m really only familiar with virtual gaming (Pokemon), I can easily imagine a point in my lifetime where virtual learning, virtual science, and virtual travel, etc. can be readily available.

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  3. Nicole Judge wrote:

    This is a very interesting idea. I can see that we are getting closer and closer to the technology people think will only exist in the future. Great blog post!

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:25 pm | Permalink