We’ll soon be able to experience reality as we want it. But is that a good thing?

We’ll soon be able to experience reality as we want it. But is that a good thing?


Publication Title
Quartz
Publication/Creation Date
October 1 2019
Creators/Contributors
David Rose (creator)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"Imagine this: You’re strolling down Lafayette Street in New York on a gloomy December morning wearing your Apple augmented glasses. These stylish spectacles have built-in GPUS (graphical processing units) that customize or “curate” everything in your field of view in real-time. It’s no fun seeing trash or dog poop on the street, so these glasses detect and delete them from your sight, replacing them with images you prefer: green bushes, red geraniums, and Hollywood-style sidewalk stars with the names of your fondest mentors and professors (or is that only my wish?)."

"Don’t mistake this scenario for some far-future sci-fi fantasy. In research labs today, every smartphone maker, social media giant, game studio, and wireless carrier is racing to “own” and personalize the photons that hit your eyes; one research analyst pegs computer vision as a $30 billion market by 2025. For the first time in history, we’re about to have a super-human ability to experience reality as we want it (or as the companies who are subsidizing our glasses want it)."
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Eye
Source
https://qz.com/1715978/from-magic-leap-to-microsoft-this-is-the-future-of-ar-glasses/

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Date archived
November 7 2019
Last edited
November 7 2019
How to cite this entry
David Rose. (October 1 2019). "We’ll soon be able to experience reality as we want it. But is that a good thing?". Quartz. Quartz. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4097