Augmented Reality Enters The Realm of Raw Possibility

In talking about augmented reality and technology in general, science fiction writer Bruce Sterling drops a classic line:

The failures are more interesting than the successes. They serve as a kind of negative space for what’s possible and what’s not possible.

He goes on to talk about the current status of augmented reality – it’s still in the hands of artists, non profits and scientists…a phase filled with “raw possibility”, not tempered by the constraints of quarterly targets and profit. We’ll dwell in this arena for a while yet…

Watch the entire session with Bruce below – it holds some fantastic footage of giant AR projections, or cut to 4.20 or so for his nugget of wisdom.

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