Augmented Reality | J@N | 5.18.11

Augmented Reality | J@N | 5.18.11

In our second installment of technology that will fundamentally alter the way we interact with the world around us, the boys of J@N are going to take a closer look at Augmented Reality. Although this technology has been around for years now, it remains in its infancy.

But why? If companies and developers have been looking at AR for years now, where are our fancy future goggles? Could it be a commercial issue, or something more SINISTER about the human condition itself?

Join us for a romp through a future we can all see coming, as well explore the ins and outs of this potentially revolutionary technology.

Show Feeds:

[ad#shownotes]

Show Notes:

Augmented Reality displays
National Geographic Visual
* “Information would be seamlessly attached to our decision-making” James Alliban
* “Information becomes part of the object itself” Pranav Mistry
* Privacy concerns (obviously), but also more visual access to the info you’re sharing.
* ARToolkit for iPhone // ARSights (website)

Standardization
– Viability dependent on widespread adoption
– Complete standardization required for most useful

Economics
– Create a whole new job market AR designers / admins
– Create a whole new way for people to spam and advertise

Schism in society – haves and have nots

Wearable Interfaces

Any big players already on board?
Google Goggles App: http://androinica.com/2009/12/google-goggles-visual-search-and-augmented-reality-app-for-android/

Download:

Question? Comments? Contact us here!