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The Possibilities of Augmented Reality

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  The creative potential of Hololens and "Mixed Reality"is huge. There are a wide variety of applications we can develop for it. I believe the demos shown so far are barely scratching the surface of what we can do with the Hololens. Once the imagination of the development community warms up, we're going to see world changing ideas. Industries will be turned upside down, lives will be changed, and millionaires will be made. I'm going to make some assumptions on its abilities, but try and highlight some of the many directions we can take in creating for the interface of the future. Presence Sharing One of the most interesting uses for the Hololens is allowing others to share your experience, and interact with it. This opens up many prospects for communication and collaboration in virtually every industry. Think about how cool GoPro cameras are and what we're able to do with them. Now imagine seeing the video live and being able to interact with it. This par

Sunday Service at the Church of Retail

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Sundays. The day of rest. The day of community, and spiritual reflection. Or at least it used to be. Now, we have something else. Today’s church is the shopping mall. We worship retailers. We congregate not side by side but in long queues, at the alter of the checkout. We pray for discounts, credit cards in hand, stain glassed windows replaced with shiny glass store fronts. This is the world we have built for ourselves – consumerism is our new religion. There is no community here. We shop alone in large crowds, even fighting each other for the last bargains. Instead of spiritual guidance, we have forced lip service from uncaring store clerks. The almighty dollar is our god now. These shiny, air conditioned, logo-emblazoned plazas are our churches. I’m in no way religious – but there is definitely something to be said about getting together with your community and reminding yourself of life’s purpose. Of course, it would be better minus the guilt, indoctrination and irrational