The Alphabet of the Future Explained: AR

About a year and a half ago, just after Dreamforce 2016, I wrote a blog post in which I predicted which new technologies were going to change our world in the next few years, and AR was one of the more interesting ones. AR stands for “augmented reality,” which in concept sounds interesting; but until we see practical applications of AR, it’s hard to really understand how or why it will be a big deal.

Then I came across this article which brought it all home. Many of you have probably had the experience of putting together a piece of IKEA furniture and subsequently the “fun” of deciphering their instruction booklets. Well, as you’ll read in the article linked above, a designer named Adam Pickard has come up with an app utilizing augmented reality to make the process easier! With his AR app, you can use your phone to superimpose the instructions right over the actual furniture pieces in a way that is transformative. Watch this video, and you’ll see what I mean:


Now, does AR become more interesting? What ideas can you come up with for your theater, orchestra, or museum?

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