Map/Territory Shows Augmented Reality of the Future

Posted to Data Art  |  Nathan Yau

Map/Territory, by designer Timo Arnall, is a concept video of what it might be like to interact with a map embedded in real life – not just on a phone or on a computer screen. Imagine a world where a flick of the wrist draws up all the information you need in real time and space. Check out the 30-second clip below:

I really love stuff like this. Stuff like Map/Territory, Bruce Branit’s holographic world, Microsoft’s vision for 2019, or even the Starship Enterprise is simply beautiful. It’s fun to imagine what the future might be like.

Nevermind the how part. Technically speaking, I have no idea how Map/Territory would ever come to fruition, and I’m pretty sure Timo doesn’t either, but who cares? While technical know-how is absolutely useful and completely necessary, sometimes you need imagination and creativity to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

[via O’Reilly Radar]

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