Extreme OT: Augmented Reality

Submitted by Rescue_Dawn on September 24th, 2009 at 11:13 AM

This new technology amazes me & if your a tech nerd you'll appreciate this.

It incorporates the GPS,Compass, and POIs (points of interest). How nice would that be if your at a road game and you need to find a ATM? I saw the original article here is anyone wants to read further...

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/09/bionic-eye-augmented-iphone-awes…

Comments

themoonisdown09

September 24th, 2009 at 11:34 AM ^

The augmented reality stuff is really cool. When a newer version of Yelp was released in the App Store not too long ago, it had augmented reality in it (it was a hidden feature). It was fun walking around seeing the shops and ratings on the iPhone screen.

Blazefire

September 24th, 2009 at 1:32 PM ^

Because it's so hard to look at a map to find things, or use your memory to remember that Wendy's serves burgers.

There comes a point where frivolous software just... I dunno. Yes, it's "cool". But I'd be hard pressed to find a use for it.

Rescue_Dawn

September 24th, 2009 at 2:42 PM ^

Your missing the whole point and the possibilities with this technology...

Imagine using this as a learning tool for your kid....walking around Washington DC locating monuments, locations of where presidents gave speeches, historic battlefields.

Or from a military standpoint...imagine soldiers patrolling Baghdad being able to identify building with known weapon caches, no-strike areas like hospitals/schools, etc.

This is far from frivolous....its the beginning of a whole new sector of technology. You're the guy in the 1800s that thought the automobile was a dumb idea.