Ho, Ho…Hey, Get Out of My Network!

The holidays are upon us and the internet of things (IoT) market is expected to be a great source of gifts. As such, we are bound to see an influx of ‘smart’ gadgets and appliances coming into our homes. The promised convenience of these smart devices range from the (almost) satirical real-time messaging your refrigerator sends when your milk needs to be replenished, to the security-conscious ability to turn your house lights on when you approach your house, to the advertised energy savings provided by adjusting the temperature of your house based on whether or not you are there. Whatever your reason for owning any number of smart devices, there are plenty of ‘things’ to buy.

The Future: Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) Part 3

Let's wrap this up So we've talked about how neither AR nor VR will win the future. Put another way, it might be better to say that neither of these technologies will outright lose to the other because AR and VR aren't directly competing against each other. Up to this point, I haven't done a … Continue reading The Future: Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) Part 3

The Future: Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) Part 2

Back on topic (sort of) I was watching a 45-minute long presentation given at AWE16 discussing the differences between AR and VR and which was, as a result of those differences, better at describing the future of the industry. As the session continued on, it struck me that these technologies aren't really competing in the sense of … Continue reading The Future: Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) Part 2

The Future: Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) Part 1

I was watching an interesting video today. It was a replay of a session at this year's Augmented World Expo (AWE) that has since been posted to YouTube. It was a panel-type session pitting Tony Parisi, a VR pioneer, against Ralph Osterhout, an AR pioneer. It was a good, 45-minute exchange discussing the differences between the two … Continue reading The Future: Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) Part 1