Augmented Reality is Coming to Your TV with InAiR

Minority Report was obviously a huge inspiration to budding augmented reality designers. Another group has engineered a gesture-full viewing experience. SeeSpace is well on their way to raising enough money to produce InAiR, an augmented reality setup for 3d and 2d televisions. Although it can be used with basic HDTVs, InAiR is best experienced with…

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Augmented, Virtual Reality: Quite the Combination

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00EP0SIOG” locale=”us” height=”94″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Qrq-OUN7L._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Virtual reality is an immitation of the real world in a digital context. Augmented reality supplements a real-world experience with layers of digital interaction. In a combined experience, British researcher William Steptoe created a dual, virtual and augmented reality system to create what seems like a new reality altogether.…

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Interacting with Virtual Characters

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002BSA298″ locale=”us” height=”55″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31OF%2B5UL%2BGL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Virtual characters are still quite limited in terms of interaction, if we’re using contemporary video games as a context. How we control these characters is interrupted through a series of wireless controllers and assorted software that determines how a character responds on our TV screen or our computer monitor.…

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Augmented Reality Creates Tactile Virtual Games

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00DHCQI86″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31T9Bb5yfpL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Augmented reality was at one point a bit of an over-imagined gimmick to me. Being a Science Fiction nerd, I was excited at such technology existing. But I know that concepts tend to weigh more than the available technology wants to carry. There was an “augmented reality” app I…

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Will We Start Living Through Surrogates?

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001Q4FGXK” locale=”us” height=”128″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411oOsuvh9L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]This article is inspired by the 2009 movie, Surrogates, and the reason is the oft occurrence of life imitating fiction, where the technology we read about in novels or see in movies appears eventually in real life. Fantasy or imagination has nothing to do with this article, save the declared inspiration…

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AR Immersion Via META Space Goggles

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0080UVHJU” locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31zTuokzAlL._SL160_.jpg” width=”70″]Imagine entering a bare room as objects slowly populate it: sofa, chairs, tables, lamp fixtures, picture frames, and even a virtual screen. Sounds like science fiction, right? Well, it’s the future of wearable technology, 3D, and close to being like Tony Stark—it’s called Augmented Reality or AR. Blurring the…

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Jack’s Reservation

Jack’s Reservation Had it happened? The point was endlessly debated by the infinite spectrum of cognizance that made up the machine over-mind. Many philosophers and technicians claimed we were “post-singularity” whereas, ironically enough, the AI avatars and cyborg humans claimed we weren’t there yet. The machines claimed that because the rate of technological growth was…

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