- There are three things AR does very well: visualization, annotation and storytelling;
- There are examples in each of these areas that are both timely in the current reality of COVID-19 and which can be built upon once cultural institutions, schools and workplaces reopen their doors;
- From enabling online learning to opening access to cultural events and experiences, applications of AR and VR could help us overcome the isolation of COVID-19 lockdowns.
Augmented Reality (AR) enables digital information to be superimposed and integrated into our physical environment. With many of us now at home during a global pandemic, AR is a tool that can help us transform our immediate surroundings into learning, work and entertainment spaces.
AR can help to bring the outside world in: from a virtual safari with 3D animals in your living room using Google’s AR search on your smartphone to collaborating with avatars of remote colleagues as though you were in the same room by using Spatial.
One thing is certain: AR is no longer just about the technology; it’s about defining how we want to live in the real world with this new technology and how we will design experiences that are meaningful and can enrich humanity.
(Read the full article here), Source: World Economic Forum, Author: Helen Papagiannis