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.
Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biolog... More Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in the Gobi Desert, a harsh landscape that stretches from Mongolia into China. Journalist and wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick describes the efforts under way to save the bears—likely the closest link to brown bears' distant ancestors—in cooperation with Mongolia's scientists, rangers, and government. Read more about the challenges of saving Gobi bears: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/special-features/2014/04/140417-rarest-bears-world-mongolia-gobi/
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