Augmented Reality – it’s just around the corner

Vuzix knows that people don’t want to be embarrassed when they put something on their face. So the company is working hard to ship a pair of augmented reality smartglasses this year that will be thin enough to wear comfortably. The Rochester, N.Y.-based company unveiled its latest models, the Blade 3000 smart Sunglasses and the…

via Vuzix aims to ship thin augmented reality smartglasses in 2017 — VentureBeat

In Innerscape, Episode 5, I write about the NCTU agent following a digitally projected ‘map’ to his destination. In the trailer above, the guy wearing the AR smart glasses does the same thing. The details are obviously different, but the concept is the same. I am so chuffed. 😀



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I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

8 responses to “Augmented Reality – it’s just around the corner

  • Candace Williams, author

    “I am so chuffed.” AS WELL YOU SHOULD BE! (I had to look up the definition.)

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  • Candy Korman

    One of the best things about your INNERSCAPE story is how you created logical extensions of cutting edge technology. Got to love futurism when it plays out and lands in reality!

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    • acflory

      I’d love to take the credit for the tech, but a lot of if has been mooted in sci-fi for quite a while. Of course, you never really know what will take off and what won’t. Plus there’s 1984 to consider. Some of what was predicted is starting to come true now but 30 years late and driven by very factors. My use of the tech in Innerscape is out timewise. True commercialisation may not happen for another 20 years but that’s still miles earlier than I predicted. I’m still chuffed though. 😀


  • annabellefranklinauthor

    Isn’t it great when life catches up with something we’ve imagined in our writing?
    Thanks for posting that link – I love the concept of augmented reality and I’m off to check it out now!

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    • acflory

      Hi Annabelle 🙂 And I love AR too. A lot of industry pundits have predicted that it’ll get off the ground and become mainstream much, much faster than VR. I know I want those specs, although perhaps not at the $1000 price point! lol


  • Scottie

    Well, call me old fashion but there are some activities I don’t want people’s vision obscured or their attention distracted. Things like driving a car, doing medical procedures including teeth, working. Plus is it not rude to be talking to someone while also surfing the web and doing other things on your phone and glasses? I would be insulted by that. But I guess some companies won’t be happy until we are chipped up and always fully online to buy stuff. 🙂 Hugs

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    • acflory

      -grin- Did you notice how they cleverly showed the guy riding a bicycle rather than driving a car? There will definitely be times when AR glasses will be dangerous. And I agree with you re not paying attention to the person you’re with. Sadly we’re old school. Everywhere I go, I see people doing exactly that with their smart phones. Life as we know it is changing, and not always in good ways.

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