Augmented reality: It’s going to be *awesome.* (Just not yet.)

Jeff Horwich May 9, 2012

With the Augmented Reality Event (conference — but they are too cool to call it a conference) underway this week in California, people are imagining a world in which digitally-driven signposts pop of everywhere in our field of vision with information to illustrate and enhance the actual world we’re seeing with our eyeballs. It’s what those goofy Google glasses are all about. Nifty. 

On our way to the fabulous future, though, some folks like this dude at CNET are lamenting how most AR applications still mostly require you to hold your phone or iPad up in front of you like a moron, making AR considerably less seamless and integrated into daily life than its idealized version. How cool is having a sore wrist, or wandering accidentally out into traffic?;cnetRiver


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