The Augmented Future

Jamais Cascio brings us his view of the future with Augmented Reality as the glue.  The video comes from Mobile Monday Amsterdam (the same place that brought us the Robert Rice video).  The video is about 45 minutes long (23 minutes for the presentation and the rest for questions.)

Using a broad paintbrush, Jamais gives us the challenges of the future and AR’s role in it.  I particularly enjoyed the discussion, because similar thoughts helped me develop the ideas for my novel The Digital Sea.  While its easy to get into the nuts-and-bolts of augmented reality, its good to take a step back and look at the broader picture. 

We have to remember that the Internet and AR will bring together people in unexpected ways and with unexpected consequences.  How many of you laughed the first time you heard about the 140 character limit for Twitter?  Few in Iran would laugh about Twitter now.  Like Twitter (and Facebook and MySpace and Napster and…), I expect AR to influence our lives in ways we have yet to conceive. 

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