If you were to ask most people if they’d ever used or seen augmented reality (AR), the answer would most likely be a resounding, “No.” The problem is that most people don’t really get the difference between AR and virtual reality (VR).
Where VR creates immersive computer-generated environments, AR superimposes graphics, audio, video and other sensory enhancements over real-world environments.
But if you tell them it’s as simple as the difference between using GPS or scanning a QR code, and donning headgear and gun to immerse in militaristic training, then it becomes a little clearer. AR is much closer to the real world; enhancing and supplementing our interactions with it. VR, on the other hand, attempts to mimic it.
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