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Build your own reality

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A presentation on the history of buildAR.com, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for the Australian Department of Communications.

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Build your own reality

  1. 1. Build your own Reality Photo credit
  2. 2. Dream
  3. 3. We wanted to Build our own Reality Photo credit
  4. 4. Dare
  5. 5. buildAR.com The first web based AR editor – launched in 2009
  6. 6. Do!
  7. 7. Share in our story... Photo credit
  8. 8. What is AR?
  9. 9. Terminator Vision From the Terminator movie (c) 1984 Photo credit
  10. 10. Augmented Reality Is a term coined by Tom Caudell in 1990 Photo credit
  11. 11. Minority Report From the Minority Report movie (c) 2002 Photo credit
  12. 12. Information Nearby Overlay location based information onto your view of the world Photo credit
  13. 13. Navigation Overlay directions onto your view of the world Photo credit
  14. 14. Visualise products in your home Overlay product models onto your view of the world Photo credit
  15. 15. Explore impossible things Pull apart things you wouldn't normally be able to Photo credit
  16. 16. Science fiction is becoming fact We are now able to start building the things we've seen in the movies Photo credit
  17. 17. Now almost anything is possible We can really set our imagination free Photo credit
  18. 18. Wasn't AR just a fad? As Paul Saffo points out - don't be fooled by the S-Curve Photo credit
  19. 19. But AR is only one part of the picture
  20. 20. Photo credit Milgram's Mixed Reality Continuum Paul Milgram (c) 1994
  21. 21. So what is VR?
  22. 22. Virtual Reality Is a term coined by Antonin Artaud in 1938 Photo credit
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  24. 24. Sword of Damocles Is a Head Mounted Display created by Ivan Sutherland in 1968 Photo credit
  25. 25. Photo credit Super Cockpit and more Tom Furness completes some amazing R&D for US DOD then founds the HITLab
  26. 26. Photo credit Then things got a little Hairy The musician and programmer Jaron Lanier helped popularise VR in the 90's
  27. 27. Lawn Mower Man From the Lawn Mower Man movie (c) 1992 Photo credit
  28. 28. A long dry period VR did the Door's thing for a while Photo credit
  29. 29. Oculus Facebook From the Facebook's $2B buyout of Oculus (c) 2014 Photo credit
  30. 30. As you can see, it's possible to draw a clear line between AR and VR
  31. 31. But who cares!? (let me explain why it doesn't matter)
  32. 32. The Stereoscope Is a 3D display created by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1833 Photo credit
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  36. 36. Now you can slip between mobile and wearable Just like putting on your comfy slippers Photo credit
  37. 37. So what are Wearables?
  38. 38. People have been wearing computers for ages Thad Starner, Steve Mann and friends at MIT in 1995 Photo credit
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  40. 40. Wearables History  #1
  41. 41. Wearables History  #2
  42. 42. Wearables History  #3
  43. 43. Wearables History  #4
  44. 44. Wearables History  #5
  45. 45. Wearables History  #6
  46. 46. Wearables History  #7
  47. 47. Wearables History  #8
  48. 48. Wearables History  #9
  49. 49. Wearables History  #10
  50. 50. Wearables History  #11
  51. 51. Wearables History  #12
  52. 52. Wearables History  #13
  53. 53. Wearables History  #14
  54. 54. Wearables History  #15
  55. 55. Wearables History  #16
  56. 56. What are Wearables?  Summary
  57. 57. What's been holding AR back?
  58. 58. Current limitations in Wearables  Public perception/policy issues
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  60. 60. Getting there is half the hurdle From Know to Go can be 17 steps or more Photo credit
  61. 61. How many people use AR?
  62. 62. How big is this market? 500,000+ Junaio AR Browser 1,000,000+ Wikitude AR Browser 10,000,000+ Layar AR Browser 160,000,000+ Augmented Web Browsers
  63. 63. Isn't there a better way?
  64. 64. You can surf the web!
  65. 65. The Augmented Web
  66. 66. How big is this market? 500,000+ Junaio AR Browser 1,000,000+ Wikitude AR Browser 10,000,000+ Layar AR Browser 160,000,000+ Augmented Web Browsers
  67. 67. How big is this market? 500,000+ Junaio AR Browser 1,000,000+ Wikitude AR Browser 10,000,000+ Layar AR Browser 160,000,000+ Augmented Web Browsers
  68. 68. So what does the Augmented Web look like?
  69. 69. Someone sends you a link... ...you open it...
  70. 70. Someone sends you a link... ...you open it... ...something AWEsome happens!
  71. 71. Which Browsers support Augmented Web Experiences?
  72. 72. Augmented Web Browsers Chrome, Firefox and Opera

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