I’m 6 chapters into the book and suddenly there’s a movie trailer. Awesome!
I seriously doubt the stock like silliness in this promo video is even remotely connected to reality… but $99USD AR headset! Sign me up!
One of the most powerful things about VR is its ability to have a shared experience at scale.
From an education perspective this is an extremely exciting thing. The below TED talk is a fantastic example of how VR can bring multi million dollar facilities to every student without the cost of traditional real world labs.
Not only that but the evidence in the video suggests that combining teachers and VR in this way results in a 2x improvement in learning outcomes. Just awesome!
Ever since Pokemon Go, AR seems to have worked its way into the “parlance of our time“. Truth be told we’ve actually had loads of examples of AR apps for years now, just not combined with a cultural phenomenon like Pokemon.
I think it’s fair to say it’s highly likely there’s about to be a bit of an explosion in AR apps, at least on iOS. With the release of ARkit to developers and very impressive demos from both Weta and Apple on what can be done, it’s not difficult to imagine a new wave of apps in the works from third party developers.
In fact just oneish week out from ARkit’s beta release, developers are already starting to show some impressive progress playing with the tech. Take a look:
Now this is exciting stuff.
AR is only just getting started, but now it has the key, a platform.