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One of the first augmented reality apps to go live

Discussion:  Augmented reality is a form of technology that takes virtual objects and layers them atop live camera images.  By mixing the artificial world with the real world, and being able to see the two coexist together, many people’s perceptions of the way things are is beginning to shift.  As this alternate reality begins to mix and be viewed within our real world, it may soon be difficult to decipher where one ends and the other begins.

Source:  BBC News

Date:  January 2, 2011


Discussion Questions:

  • Is there a downside to augmented reality devices?
  • How can augmented reality alter our physical world?

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