posted on Jan, 19 2019 @ 06:46 AM
a reply to: Akragon
AR isn't bunk! It's harder than it needs to be right now, but it's not bunk!
AR has spectacular possibilities for engineering and design. We're using it now for 3 dimensional models and renderings and it has fantastic
As I noted though, the current tools are crude, but the concept itself is very, very, promising!! VR is the thing that's bunk (at least IMHO). With
VR there is no connection to reality (I'm not talking about gaming here), so it's difficult for people to understand how VR concepts translate into
reality. With AR you can actually "see" it.
We were using VR back in the mid-90's, and it had some values, but it was mostly shapes. It worked okay for things like visualizing sight lines. In
fact, we won an award from the FAA for it. If AR had been on the horizon then it would have been a far better tool.
AR and VR are kind of two different concepts with some technology overlap. Many people mistakenly think one is a product of the other. Video
analytics were in their infancy then, and now they have matured dramatically. And, it is this maturation which has made AR a reality.