Posts Tagged “ar”

[Video] The Future is Creepy

If you’re a virile, young male (or an old fart, like me) you’re probably quite keen to see this vision of augmented reality implemented as soon as possible. The prospect of having all that data immediately available is intoxicating. I suspect, it will be very much like having a smart phone now, always connected socially with information at your fingertips. However, I have to say that a future where you can look at someone and immediately bring up their social network profile is kind of creepy. Is that where we’re headed with this technology?

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Post Under Tech, Video July 4, 2013

[Video] Future Vision: Car HUD

Head-Up Displays (HUDs) for cars have been around at least since the 90s. I remember Bert Newton advertising the Nissan Bluebird which IIRC came with a HUD as standard. This video is a future vision from a company called Autoglass and it shows some of the features they feel will be implemented in car HUDs around the year 2020.

Unfortunately, I don’t actually like their implementation. While I’m sure I’ll be able to customise I just find that as a marketing point that it’s just not very good. I find that the display is cluttered and the identifiers are hard to see. They also look as though they would be easily overwhelmed – for instance passing a stray herd of road cyclists. I especially don’t like how the video ends: with the HUD being rendered inoperable. It makes it look fragile – which I hope they won’t be. What do you think? Have you seen a better implementation?

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Post Under Marketing, Video June 7, 2011

[Video] Real Life Super Mario Bros

Would you play Super Mario Bros using augmented reality if you could? This video is set in a park, but should you be allowed to play on the street or pathway? Or should it be an indoors only activity? What do you think should happen when you die?

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Post Under Gaming, Video May 16, 2011
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