On a daily basis, things are going to be old. New things come and take their places. Variations occur very fast. Today I’d like you to share the introduction of Augmented Technology.
So let’s start, Augmented reality has long sounded like a new futuristic concept, but actually, the technology has been around for years. It becomes more robust and seamless with each passing year, providing an astonishing means of superimposing computer-generated images on top of a user’s view of reality, thus creating a composite view in both real and virtual worlds.
What is Augmented Reality(AR)
Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user’s environment in real time. Unlike virtual reality, which creates a totally artificial environment, augmented reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it.
Augmented Reality turns the environment around you into a digital interface by placing virtual objects in the real world, in real-time.
On a spectrum between the virtual reality and real world, augmented reality is closer to the real world than virtual reality. Augmented reality adds graphics, sounds, and feedback to the natural world as it exists.
How does it work?
AR applications for smartphones typically include Global Positioning System (GPS) to point the user’s location and its compass to detect device orientation. Sophisticated AR programs used by the military for training may include machine vision, object recognition, and gesture recognition technologies.
How is it being used?
It wouldn’t be fair to the list of the best AR apps without mentioning, the world-famous game “Pokémon Go”, a game that has quickly captured everyone’s attention and given them a reason to go out into the world, walk around, and catch Pokémon. The game uses GPS to detect your location and move your in-game avatar, while your smartphone camera is used to show Pokémon in the real world.
For the most part, it works, provided the game hasn’t crashed or frozen. There aren’t a lot of instructions when you first start, or information regarding game mechanics like the colored rings around wild Pokémon, but thanks to the nature of the internet, figuring out what to do isn’t that tough.
Pokémon go is rated 4.1 out of 5. Other apps we use like, Snapchat also uses Augmented Reality based filters for the fun of users. I’ll explain later how it is implemented in snap chat.
Next time you take a trip to a country with a language you aren’t very good at, Google Translate could be your best friend and the very thing that will keep you from getting lost in a strange land. Google proves his friendship :P.
Google Already Implemented AR
Google Translate isn’t strictly an Augmented Reality app, but it does have one AR feature that’s useful for translating the text. That particular feature is part of the app’s camera mode. Simply snap a photo of the text you don’t understand, and the app will translate the text in your photo in real time.
You can also download some languages if you don’t have a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection.
That will be fun and in my view, it will create ease to bring the language barriers down. Technology is going to overcome our lives and after some time technology will absorb us totally.
Pros and cons are the two faces of each thing, the matter is that how can we make a thing beneficial for all of us. I’d like to suggest you, always do the analysis of which is better for us?
Do I want to ask you a question when we will drown completely in technology?