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.
These big, scaly predators seem like relics of an earlier time. For her article in National Geographic magazine, Jennifer S. Holland spent time among K... More These big, scaly predators seem like relics of an earlier time. For her article in National Geographic magazine, Jennifer S. Holland spent time among Komodo dragons, learning about their lifestyle and the ways they bring down prey. Read more about Earth's most monstrous lizard online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/komodo-dragon/holland-text.
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