This is a great article to get your head around this new emerging space, it will help demystify the colliding worlds of AR, VR and MR.
Why is this so important, yes it is exciting and the possible applications are super amazing but what is most important is that these technologies especially MR has the potential to eventually replace the way we currently communicate and run our lives, it could replace our laptops, computers, smartphones, gaming devices on a call not seen before.
Every company on the planet is investing in it, from the obvious like Facebook, Google, Apple right through to the not so obvious like Intel, everyone wants a piece of this next world.
“Mixed Reality devices are what technologically mature computers look like — invisible to the user, fitting seamlessly into the human experience” now i like the sound of that
The recent rise of Virtual Reality has brought new ways of experiencing information into the light, inspiring a new wave of interaction design and experiential software that enjoys a true sense of presence in digital worlds. Now, a new form of computing stands on the horizon, creating a plane of reality that intersects the physical and virtual world that’s both exceptional and familiar. It is the result of the convergence of several advanced fields of technology that when put together will spur a new age of contextual computing, where digital information seamlessly blends into our physical reality — a world where computers can understand our surroundings and where technology feels unbound from the human experience. This is Mixed Reality — it’s real, it’s here, and it’s the biggest technological race since the rise of personal computing.