The next stage of computing doesn't happen on a laptop or a phone. It happens in the space around you, hanging in the air, awaiting a command from a flick of your hand.
That company presentation? An animation beamed to the table in front of you. The next hit video game? Blaster fire shot from aliens hiding behind the sofa.
It goes by a few names: augmented reality or mixed reality (and not to be confused with ). It's a world where anything can appear in the palm of your hand… well, that is, if you don't mind strapping on some expensive headgear to make it happen.
is the latest tech company to launch an augmented reality device to make this world possible with . There's also the . And, as you would expect, , too.
The hype is ramping up -- but marketing footage isn't always realistic. Check out my latest video (embedded above) where I take a step back to help set a few things straight about the current state of augmented reality, and when the tech will become our everyday reality.
: It's ready to prove its AR gear is real.
: And I have mixed (reality) feelings.