Monday, February 15, 2010

Augmented Reality: Advantages and Disadvantages

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


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Please add to advantages and disadvantages of this technology. Also, please share your experience with the technology.