#981: Ubereality

Augmented reality is beginning to take hold.

Today’s invention is to use an application like this, running on eg an iPhone, to recognise eg a number of simple shapes in the real world which the user has specified (eg ‘+’ or ‘#’ etc, etc).

Each shape, once recognised, would trigger the software to paste in to the moving view of the current scene some graphic element.


A user could thus point the device at a list of names and have their faces displayed nearby.

This has already been done for words in complex scenes. Each word can now be replaced by a corresponding image pulled from eg Google image search.

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