A cool use for Augmented Reality (AR)
We talked here recently about what AR is (and the extent of my obsession with AR) and today, I want to share with you a really cool way it might actually be used!
Remember, AR is overlaying a computer generated image on to a real life situation by using a camera, either webcam or cell phone camera.
Add AR to the global obsession of social networks, and you get a prototype for a program called Recognizr which will learn peoples’ faces and link them to their social networks. This way, you can walk into a conference, hold up your phone, and as the apps recognize faces in the room, the logos of their social networks pop up and hover around their heads. Cool!
Here’s how the prototype works:
This isn’t science fiction, this is real, guys. Just like you upload the MLS box key application to your phone, you may soon be able to put your phone up to someone’s face and see their networks. Many programs have facial recognition, so just imagine when you add in GPS and a buyer who stands in a street and an app recognizes each home for sale and hovers data points above them. Awesome!