NGT: Mixed reality will transform perceptions

21 Dec 2017

Four decades ago, virtual and augmented reality were workable ideas. Fast forward to the present day and they both have set a precedent to what analysts are calling “one of the biggest technological races since the rise of personal computing.”

Mixed reality (MR) is the 21st century’s passport to an ethereal world of endless possibilities. The merging of the real world with virtual tech produces new environments that allow for physical and digital objects to coexist and interact in real time. The technology, which leverages the core efficiencies of virtual and augmented reality with more emphasis on the former, is paving the way for a new, engaging and immersive way of experiencing our reality.

2017 was by far a year of mixed realities. Increased stakeholder participation and direct involvement from a handful of the world’s tech heavyweights propelled the technology to new heights, the world’s first consumer-ready mixed reality device was shipped to developers worldwide and we saw a patent for what was perhaps the slickest MR device yet. This progress portends an exciting year for the budding technology come 2018. More importantly, however, it means the diverse potentially disruptive applications of MR have taken a step closer to becoming reality.

Source: Forbes

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