[-empyre-] Week 1: Intersubjectivity
WA Watters F
mendrevin at epdo.cc
Wed Jul 15 09:40:02 AEST 2015
> I would like to quickly add that in what concerns Augmented Reality (AR) we can easily use the present tense.
Agreed, and thank you for mentioning these examples. Augmented reality is here, but augmented reality that is simultaneously immersive and mainstream is not here yet, partly because of the challenge of making affordable, inconspicuous, lightweight, high-res, head-mounted displays. It's like William Gibson said famously: "the future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed".
And I take the point about Second Life. But until, by some other means, we are able to conjure a 3-D animated model of the solar system, and walk through it with fellow avatars who have 'teleported' from around the world, and who are disguised as tentacular dinosaurs with iridescent plumage, all while standing on the central peak of an ancient Martian crater, I will insist that Second Life is not obsolete just yet. ;)
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