Augmented Reality & Relationships

This week in class we discussed Augmented Reality which is “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device.” Merriam Webster

Augmented Reality impacts a lot of people around the world and their relationships.

How does augmented reality effect relationships?

Augmented reality can change your relationships a lot or not even change it at all. I read a blog called, “How Augmented reality effect relationships” and Baker discusses how the fact that we look through glass can affect how we act. I think this is so true because people can create the ideal boyfriend or girlfriend that they like. For instance, the program Second life allows us to create and avatar who in our mind we would like to be but not who we are in real life. By being this other person in another world it allows us to meet other people who are doing the same thing. Let’s say you are in a relationship but then you log into Second Life and you are in a relationship with somebody else that can be very damaging to your real life situation. Baker states, “that we can mistake our pretend relationships for our actual ones.”

Augmented reality for business

In this article I read called, “Augmented reality for Business” it explains how augmented reality affects its relationships with its customers. Augmented reality brings down that face to face experience that business usually get when people for instance come into a grocery store. Now because of that businesses have to be more creative with their approach for customer experience. The article states, “that you should keep things nice and simple for your customers.” It talks about, “if you’re a  sunglasses retailer, a virtual mirror can allow customers to “try on” a pair of frames and decide on the product that best suits.” As a customer I would think that it pretty cool because right from home or in the store I can virtually see how something will look on me. This is a smart way for businesses to stay successfully because customer needs are still being satisfied. It discusses how businesses should always make their applications easy to use.

Augmented Reality Can Change Teaching

In another article I read called, “How Augmented Reality Can Change Teaching” is states that, “Children that use this technology have remained focused on the task and have seemed more attentive to the lesson.” An example giving is how 3D can affect how a child learns. A child will pay more attention about a square when it is in virtual view and can be seen from all different angles as opposed to just on paper. Another example is reading, a child would have more of an impact from a story that has actual pop ups then a book that doesn’t. I agree with this because augmented reality can really be used effectively in our school system to help children learn.

 

 

http://quib.ly/qu/how-will-augmented-reality-affect-relationships

http://www.netregistry.com.au/blog/augmented-reality-for-business/

http://gettingsmart.com/2012/12/how-augmented-reality-can-change-teaching/

 

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