How many times have you watched those movies about the future and said I wonder when the world will really become like that? Well in case you hadn’t noticed, it has! Yes okay, so we don’t have flying cars, yet… but the world is becoming more and more technologically advanced. Through these advancements in technology augmented realities are being created, whereby our realities are ultimately shaped by computers, thus creating a virtual world.
According to Mashable.com “Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.”
Whoo sounds so freaky doesn’t it? Take a look at this clip of how an augmented environment has been created through IPad technology.