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February 5, 2017

The promise of augmented reality

SCIENCE fiction both predicts the future and influences the scientists and technologists who work to bring that future about. Mobile phones, to take a famous example, are essentially real-life versions of the hand-held communicators wielded by Captain Kirk and his crewmates in the original series of “Star Trek”. The clamshell models of the mid-2000s even take design cues directly from those fictional devices. …

Source: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21716013-replacing-real-world-virtual-one-neat-trick-combining-two

 

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