History of Augmented Reality! And Also the Future


AR. Also known as Augmented Reality is a technology
that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing
a composite view according to the dictionary. Although you may not know it, AR is everywhere. AR was used heavily in Pokémon GO, a game
where Pokémon can be captured in the “real” world. Advertisements like Maybelline L’Oreal’s
nail polish harnessed AR to give users a unique opportunity to virtually try on new colors. In 2013 Volkswagen released an app called
MARTA for technicians to seek assistance when servicing a car. AR is really cool and works like magic, but
how was it originally created? Well, that’s what we’re gonna talk about
today. [INTRO] The first display of augmented reality was
in 1966, 8 years before the release of Star Trek. Ivan Sutherland made a headset allowing viewers
to see a cube floating in the real world. The headmounted display was named The Sword
of Damocles because the sword(In Roman Myths)can be suspended in midair without dropping, just
like the cube floating in midair. The system consisted of 6 subsystems: a matrix
multiplier, a clipping divider, a vector generator, headset, head position sensor, and a computer. The matrix multiplier was used to map out
the cube in midair. The clipping divider was used to clip the
headset onto his head. The vector generator projected the image. The headset is obviously what he wore. The head position sensor sensed the position
of Ivan’s head and moved the cube accordingly. Lastly a computer was used for other miscellaneous
stuff. But what does this all mean for us? What’s the next step of Augmented Reality? Well, in July 2017, Apple just announced that
they were going to jump into AR. For iOS 11, Apple will have a feature called
ARKit. You can basically place things virtually around
the world. For example, you could use the app and place
down a Pokémon on your desk, and when someone else uses the app, that person can also see
the Pokémon. You can also draw and write things in 3D that
can float in midair, or place down a moving zombie, and much more! This is a big step into the AR world, and
AR is finally going to be something that everyone uses. The future with AR is also super amazing. If we continue using AR in the near future,
we can enter a hyper reality. The problem with the digital age we are in
now is that electronics can be bad for our health, but if things were put in the real
world instead of on tablets and devices, it might not be as bad for us. Here’s a short clip by Keiichi Matsuda about
what the future may look like. The world may become half reality and half
virtual. People will be adding tons of things onto
the real world that would make the world would look completely different.This may be what
the near future would look like…whether you like it or not. Although right now, AR is not used as much,
Apple’s ARKit might just enter our world into a new hyper reality. GUYS, THANKS SO MUCH FOR WATCHING THIS VIDEO! WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE VIDEO AND LEARNED
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