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What is Augmented Reality (AR)?


Augmented Reality (AR) is a cutting edge technology with which a user can view a ‘virtual’ character, icon, or text  superimposed over the real world, when viewed from a tablet or mobile phone.

Augmented reality (AR) has always existed in science fiction, mostly in the form of holograms. Now scientists and developers have turned this fantasy into a reality. AR is a way of looking at the world, either live or through a display like a tablet or a computer monitor, but the world has been added to by a computer program. So you could look through your tablet camera at a book and watch the characters jump out of the page and re-enact the story right in front of you!

Some of the fun uses of AR let you take photos and videos alongside dinosaurs that the computer places in the room with you! AR can also help archaeologists and researchers by rebuilding ruins and mapping ancient features onto modern landscapes. Soon you’ll be able to see what life was like on Pangaea (also called Pangea) through the camera on your phone!

AR is a fun new technology platform that lets fictional characters roam around freely in our world. Its a great tool for entertainment, and information as well.

Great fun for kids and adults alike.

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