Saturday, September 22, 2001

8/11/2006; 2:29:29 AM

A whole new world of location based services ...
The advances that we are creating in computing devices, and in wireless connectivity, are setting the course on where the human race will be in the not-to-distant future. We are slowly evolving into a multitude of ever-connected people, continuously interacting throughout the day with the communities that we are members of.

I believe that some of the biggest enhancements to the human experience are going to appear as a result of the combination of location based services, and augmented reality. It is when we merge these two that we will start to see some incredible enhancements to how we relate to each other, and the world around us.

Image the day that you leave your house, wearing your computer and it's augmented-reality goggles, and begin to experience the sensory enhancements that it can create. The computer will constantly be determining your location, and augmenting your senses with new forms of "awareness." You will hear audible notifications of issues related to you - both near and far. A friend has come on-line ... another friend is less than a mile away from you. You will also be able to see "virtual" signs and art in your goggles which "overlay" the world around you. These will be signs left by friends, and other people in the communities that you interact with. We have not even begun to see what is coming ...

Location Services Coming Slowly. But study says they'll generate big profits [allNetDevices Wireless News]


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