I’ve seen other videos on what’s happening with augmented reality, a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality.
But after seeing this video in a great post by Jeremiah Owyang, I had to pass it on. Besides, the video was shot on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, highlighting part of what I love about living here.
Other videos I’ve seen show pointing an iPhone at a neighborhood, seeing which houses are for sale, the sale prices and then watching video tours of the houses you like. Brightkite has a new Layar app for phones using Android and for iPhone 3GS phones.
Eventually you’ll probably be able to scan any environment and as people walk by you’ll see their bios, social networks and other information identifying them. It’s a little spooky, but I’m guessing that there will be ways to choose whether or if you’re information will be accessible. The future is now.