Be My Augmented Valentine’s Day Reality - Page 3
Mark Stevenson, author of An Optimist's Tour of the Future had this to say to me about augmented reality, "When your computer participates in the same real world that you do, your relationship will likely improve." This of course poses the question of what is 'real' - when do we blur the line and cross over? Stevenson said we "crossed that line ages ago, depending on where you draw the line. I find the distinction often redundant."
While technology has always been our constant companion through the ages, it's becoming clear that soon we will be integrated with technology more than we have ever been before. From head-up displays on the glasses in front of our faces, to sexual encounters as suggested by the prophetic movie Demolition Man, augmented reality will become our immediate reality. Thankfully, it appears that the three seashells are still just an abstract theory. Facing down this change in how we live our lives, we can't forget about our vision and how the eyes are going to be key to all of it.
For now though, roses are real (overpriced) and while you can virtually deliver flowers to your loved one, you know that'll come with a guilt trip. Truthfully, in my augmented reality future there is an app that blocks out guilt trips and replaces them with delightful elevator music.