[FoRK] Project Glass

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Apr 6 08:45:59 PDT 2012

Terminator came out in 1984.

CHI'91 had an AR overlay for mechanical analysis.  I'd have to check the 
proceedings to get an exact cite.

Xerox Parc was going ubiquitous computing and video based extensions to 
physical architecture in the Media Space projects.  Those were '91-

AR was somewhat popularized in 97 with the "Living in Augmented Reality" 
seminal paper and the IEEE workshop in 1998.


On 4/6/2012 8:26 AM, Gmail wrote:
> Indeed. VR is dead. AR is really important.
> The first AR I saw was in The Terminator. Was it in fiction before then? Is there a inventor?
> On Apr 6, 2012, at 6:51, Gregory Alan Bolcer<greg at bolcer.org>  wrote:
>> Ah, but VR is virtual, AR is real.
>> Greg
>> On 4/5/2012 9:29 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
>>> I actually met Timothy Leary as he travelled Australia promoting Virtual
>>> Reality sometime in the late 80s.
>>> I was working for a computer games company, doing Nintendo games, and
>>> Nintendo had just come out with their Powerglove device and semi VR
>>> goggles. We got roped into "supporting" Tim's vision, which he sold to
>>> wealthy businessmen and thought leaders for $500 a plate.
>>> Somehow I always associated VR with dolphin fuckers and whale assisted
>>> communication enablers for the disabled, because Tim seemed to have an
>>> inordinate number of those people following him around.
>>> Anyway, I got disinvited from the whole shebang, because I was pointing out
>>> how ridiculous the whole concept of virtual reality on 8-bit Nintendo was,
>>> and that we were a generation or two from being able to do this on any
>>> reasonable scale.
>>> Its really a curse, being right.
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