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This year’s big thing: Augmented Reality

I’ve been noticing more and more apps for providing information about our environment.

Known as augmented reality – rather than artificial reality where you go into a completely fictitious world – the use of such services is increasing rapidly.

A good example is the SkyMap app on the Google Android mobile:

Simply holding up your mobile to the night sky gives you a view of all the constellations, all noted and indexed.

It is not a far cry from here to having everything noted and indexed, as demonstrated by this great little educational film form Rocket Boom:

This is where things get interesting as you could have all sorts of new bank apps, such as find your bank app – like the find the Tube app, but simply to find your nearest bank branch in a strange town.

Alternatively, and I don’t know if you caught it, but Holly mentions using facial
recognition on the iPhone augmented reality app to register the user.

So check your account app gives you a 3D view of your banking details … and also checks you out at the same time to ensure you are who you say you are … wonderful.

Oh yes, and within a few months, we’re sure to see all of this in your next pair of sunglasses (this gets interesting after about a minute):

Brilliant … if only we had some sun!

Postnote: and if you really want to get funky, howsabout this for your next laptop?

About Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, TheFinanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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