AUGMENTED REALITY (AR IN SHORT) IS A LIVE VIEW OF THE PHYSICAL REAL WORLD AUGMENTED/ENHANCED BY A COMPUTER-GENERATED SENSORY INPUT SUCH AS VIDEO, SOUND, ETC.
Imagine walking down a street with your fancy new AR goggles, you see a restaurant before you and suddenly you see what food they cook there, the prices, availible tables, all the information on a panel floating beside it, seems rather amazing, doesn’t it? Now it is actually possible! There is even an AR headset for blocking ads in real life! Even car companies like BMW are starting to use AR technology. You can try Microsoft Hololens for the most probably best, but most expensive experience, or Shima if you want your goggles to look stylish and neat. This, for example is the said HoloLens, see the magic for yourself.
-What is the difference between Virtual and Augmented Reality?
The difference is that with VR you enter a completely new world, an entire simulation, but with AR you are still in the real physical world you live in, but see new stuff.
-What is the best AR headset?
Inarguably the Microsoft Hololens. Why? Because it’s being developed by a reaaally rich company (Microsoft) and they can not afford to make mistakes. It is still in developement however, but you can keep an eye out for when it’s released in the news here.