Did you ever think you would be able to jump inside a video game? Would it be possible to even control the virtual landscape from the opposite screen? For the longest time, aspirations of creating this type of immersive technology has inspired designers and developers alike to build a solution that blends two worlds together and to construct something truly captivating. And it has only been a few years since the majority of the public even knew what Virtual (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) was or meant. Games like Pokémon GO caught the attention of many excited players and consumers due to the use of AR and how it affected play depending on real world locations. While Pokémon GO became one of the biggest games in 2016, it would just be the beginning of how developers and designers craft the next category of immersive technology: Holographic Augmented Reality (Holographic AR).
Remember in elementary school we were required to memorize the names of the fifty states and their capitals? Looking back, we can’t help but wonder how much did we really know about the states besides their geographical presences. As we tried to remember the double “n”s in Pennsylvania, did we know the types of houses that dominate its architectural scenery, the unique accent that only the natives can master, or the signature dish that eager tourists travel for miles just to have a bite? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to walk in the streets of Philadelphia and experience everything ourselves? One look at the mouth-watering Philly Cheesesteak, the whole state comes to life. Now, all we crave is lunchtime. Read more