Saw this video today and thought “Yep, that’ll be our lives”
Augmented reality is something that will be a major part of tomorrow’s world. While it won’t be as ubiquitous as in this (I don’t see people throwing away their trinkets in favour of space for private achievement collections); I do imagine that every spare surface will be plastered with advertising. The idea of paying for an ‘ad free’ version of the software will die out, or change from its current form (with free versions of Words With Friends, for example) as it is those who can pay for such a service are exactly who advertisers want to target.
I reckon the really nerdy people will develop ways to ‘watch’ your incoming data stream, to see through their eyes. If you knew whether someone was googling you as you talked to them, or distractedly flipping through old emails, you’d have a very good idea of what they were thinking about. THAT will be fun.
I can’t wait for this, when you can have bubbles containing people’s facebook pages, google, linkedin and private website information floating above their heads. I already do often secretly google interesting people I meet. It would be fun to do so while I meet them.