Looking into the Future: Mixed Reality
Experiencing reality and expressing it through virtual experiences has always been one of the human desires to share what it feels or sees. From the early pre-historic times of paintings in the caves to the Hollywood's fascination with the future of virtual reality in the form of AVATAR or SURROGATE and the technological tools to share our everyday life via facebook, linkedin and myspace etc. It ultimately boils down to experiencing the virtual world with the most real experiences of our lives. Mixing the realities in the virtual and the real worlds together creates more interaction between societies' various facets.
The presentation by Amir Jahangir walks us through time on the mankind's fascination to combine the real life experiences with virtual sharing, this ultimately can be defined in a simple equation:
Reality + Virtuality = More Interactivities
• Social Interactions
• Economic Opportunities
• Political Empowerment
Mixed reality seeks to combine the things perceived in the real world with the things that are read or heard in the information world, i.e. the Internet, connecting the world of our imagination, our senses and even our intuition.