Augmented reality: Five barriers to a Web that's everywhere

Augmented reality: Five barriers to a Web that's everywhere

Fifty years after its invention by the British Royal Navy for use by fighter pilots, the technology of layering information on top of our naked view of the world may cross over the line between science fiction and mass consumer experience as soon as next month. It’s widely believed that the operating system for the iPhone 3Gs will be updated this Fall, possibly in September, to allow developers to use the phone’s location awareness and internal compass to orient displays of information and imagery placed on top of the view through the camera.
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