I remember the old Nokia bag phone coming out back in the 80s to replace permanently installed car phones. Here’s another new cell phone technology from Nokia. It’s the Mobile Augmented Reality Application (MARA) where reality overlays computer-generated graphics onto the real world. So imagine providing learning experiences where an employee walks into a manufacturing facility and graphics & audio synch with what they see – they become a part of it. Or the possiblities for training pilots, doctors, and military personnel. Think about it for student education – be a part of natural history museum by becoming part of it. The possibilities are endless. I’m certainly no expert in this area but I’ve always seen this type of technology as a head-mounted thingy so by using something that most people have – a cell phone – it seems much more feasible. Isn’t it awesome? There’s probably much more going on in the gaming world. From Technology Goal blog.
Photographer: Ryan Jorgensen