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Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging technology defined by its ability to overlay physical space with information. It is part of a paradigm shift that succeeds Virtual Reality; instead of disembodied occupation of virtual worlds, the physical and virtual are seen together as a contiguous, layered and dynamic whole. It may lead to a world where media is indistinguishable from 'reality'. The spatial organisation of data has important implications for architecture, as we re-evaluate the city as an immersive human-computer interface.
Originally posted by silent thunder
I son't know know whether the technology would be harnassed via an eyeglass-type interface or through some sort of chip implant in the eye or brain. Another possiblity would be a patch or a "tiara-like" band that could be temporarily applied to the forehead for direct neural stimulation, and removed at will.
Originally posted by Wowbagger
You think people that grow up on that technology could be confused enough to not be able to differentiate real from virtual? I guess if it comes to the point where the hardware is not necessary for AR, then I guess it could become easy to confuse.