Augustus Waters more like Augmented Waters

By Khammila S.

What is augmented reality? Augmented reality is a indirect, or direct view of a real-world environment created by animations, sounds, or videos. An example of augmented reality, is the Sims Game where you can live a close to real-life simulation.aurasma
In our PLTW (Project Lead The Way) class, we are encouraged to experimentt with technology and engineering thus, we were introduced to Aurasma. Aurasma is an interactive app (which is free) that can help make sharing information more efficient. To use Aurasma, you just take a picture of what you want to be scanned and then add a link, video or animation, and when the person scans it using the app, they will get that information.
When using this app, I was surprised at how easy it was to use and how the animations really popped out as if it actually came out of real life. It then occurred to me how apps were also progressing and becoming more than just games or social media. Aurasma is definitely a great app to use when spreading information or data fast which is basically what our society is all about.
At the rate we are advancing our technology each day, we can assume that in 10-20 years our society will have changed drastically. Apps will probably be out of date, there will be new mobile devices and other crazy inventions that will blow our minds. Augmented reality will be taken to the next level and could be used for education, medical, or social purposes. So get ready for the future and the technology that will come with it!

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