Augmented Reality Check

Augmented Reality Check

Sunday, October 20, 2013
| 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Put on a pair of Google glasses and a whole new dimension opens up. But for Christians this is old news. Isn’t this sort of what the gospel is all about? Augmented reality?

Put on a pair of glasses and suddenly see streaming information about what you're looking at.

Love that SLR camera in the shop window? Your glasses are giving you all the product information you need. Sightseeing in New York and peering up at the Empire State Building? If you're wearing your cool glasses, you're getting historical background on this landmark, as well as up-to-date information about what's going on in the building right now.

It's a new way to see the world called "augmented reality."

If you haven't heard of it, don't worry. Chances are you've already been exposed to it in some form, and before long won't be able to escape it. Yes, from smartphones to video games — and now, even eyeglasses — this new way of seeing the world is about to saturate, and revolutionize, the human experience.

Different from "virtual reality" which uses video to shut out the real world and create a new, but false one, augmented reality, or AR, uses the latest technologies to add...

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