Guest Editorial: Speculating on Overlay Tech (OT)

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Guest Editorial by Jason Falter

More and more we are bringing the machine out of the virtual world and overlaying it onto the real world. One of the more obvious examples of this is Google Glass and mapping. You can see the map before you as you drive which is much less invasive toward driving safety than looking down or over at your phone. Glass though, is only a very small step in bringing true OT (Overlay Tech) to the world at large.

Imagine a version of Glass with a full heads up display (HUD). Now, instead of seeing maps on a little screen, you instead see the navigation spread out before you in your full field of vision. Real world directions in 3D overlaying the physical world. Imagine that navigation line placing itself over the road. Imagine a turn arrow dancing in the air before you when…

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