We are living in a time of augmented reality, even though many of us, including me, do not have a full understanding of this technology.
According to Investopedia, augmented reality (AR) is an enhanced version of the real physical world that is achieved through the use of digital visual elements, sound, or other sensory stimuli delivered via technology.”
The definition seems simple, but there are complexities embedded within those words. When we enter augmented reality, we are seeing components that originate within a digital world that blend into our real world. From my observations, we are experiencing two worlds that have become integrated. It is still our reality, but it has been enhanced by a virtual information overlay.
Augmented reality is not the same as virtual reality, which I often associate with Star Treks’s Holodeck. Virtual reality is about inhabiting an entirely different environment that is created by technology via computers whereas augmented reality uses the existing real-world environment.
Even so, we are entering a new world of possibilities.
In the final episode of the Voxel Bridge, I invite you to enter the world of augmented reality. Are you ready!!?