What sports fan hasn’t grumbled while waiting in a long, snaking lines to get into the stadium for the big game? It’s enough to discourage even a diehard fan. But if you think it’s a hassle getting into a sold-out game, imagine trying to get out after a bomb explodes — or even to get out under a bomb threat, for that matter.
Who should explore space: robots or humans? Our ability to travel beyond Earth is hampered by the harsh conditions of space, but rather than let robots have all the fun, could cyborg technology allow humans to make greater strides into the final frontier?
Or this: You have been spotted on the street by an old friend whose name suddenly eludes you. But even before there is time to shake hands, a glance at your smartphone reveals her identity and the date of your last encounter.
Welcome to the world of augmented reality, the here-and-now enhancement of everyday experience through virtual, interactive technology.