Augmented reality (AR) is a view provided by virtual computer-generated imagery of a mixed reality in which real and virtual worlds interact in real-time. Advantages and disadvantages of the technology are listed below. Please comment based on your experience with augmented reality.
Advantages of AR
- Can increase knowledge and information
- People can share experiences with each other in real time over long distances
- Games that provide an even more "real" experience
- Things come to life on people's mobile
- Form of escapism
Disadvantages of AR
- Spam and Security
- Social and Real-Time vs. Solitary and Cached
- UX (User Experience): Using AR can be inappropriate in social situations.
- Interoperability: The lack of data portability between AR environments (such as Wikitude AR and Layar AR browser).
- Openness: Other people can develop their own layers of content to display