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Singapore in 2015: Augmented reality video

Via Bruce Sterling (@bruces on Twitter): A video imagining the “intelligent nation 2015″ with lots of nifty augmented-reality gadgets. The movie is from the IDA, Infocomm Development Authority, in Singapore. Their Intelligent Nation 2015 project is described as a “blueprint to navigate Singapore’s exhilarating transition into a global city, universally recognised as an enviable synthesis of technology, infrastructure, enterprise and manpower.”

Augmented reality refers to technology that merges computer-generated data with what we think of as the “real world”. Some simple examples are things like TwittARound, an application that visualizes tweets (Twitter messages) near you on your smartphone camera, and Layar, an “augmented reality mobile browser”.

[Layar] displays real time digital information on top of reality [] in the camera screen of the mobile phone. While looking through the phone’s camera lens, a user can see houses for sale, popular bars and shops, jobs, healthcare providers and ATMs.

More mindblowing augmented reality tech is demonstrated in this TED video by Patti Maes, who talks about the intriguing concept of “developing a sixth sense for data”.

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3 thoughts on “Singapore in 2015: Augmented reality video

  1. how to download the layar s/w

  2. Mikael Huss on said:

    It seems Layar-based services are only available in the Netherlands at the moment. There is an API at http://layar.com/api as well.

  3. ARsingapore.com is for sale via sedo

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