Augmented reality is spreading

I recently learned of a new augmented reality app that instantly shows librarians books that are misfiled on shelves:


This got me thinking about augmented reality (AR,) an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer generated data, as I’m seeing more and more of it. One of my first posts to this blog was of an app that instantly translates printed text. And then there’s my nephew, who recently got a Nintendo 3DS and was showing us Face Raiders:


AR is still a new field, and shows lots of exciting potential. We are only beginning to imagine the applications of this technology. I can easily see it being used in education across the disciplines.

Got any other examples?

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