How your 'reality' is about to change
The idea of projecting computerized information and graphics into the physical world has been around for some time, but the devices that let us see them are only starting to become reality now.
While smartphones and tablets have given us an early glimpse into the potential of this "augmented reality," in the next few years the technology will begin to pop up in slim and slick-looking glasses. And soon thereafter, in contact lenses.
We are on the verge of seeing the world very differently, with augmented reality holding the promise of transforming how we view the physical world. For now, it's a technology with a lot of hype, but here are some of the applications that will likely become real soon.
Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient me... More Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient methods of subsistence for insights into how we can feed our growing global population in years to come—without overwhelming the planet. In its September 2014 issue, National Geographic magazine explores the evolution of the human diet across a wide spectrum of cultures: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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