SuperSight

What Augmented Reality Means for Our Lives, Our Work, and the Way We Imagine the Future

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Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 04 Jan 2022

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For thousands of years, human vision has been largely unchanged by evolution. 

We’re about to get a software update. 


Today, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Snap, Samsung, and a host of startups are racing to radically change the way we see. The building blocks are already falling into place: cloud computing and 5G networks, AI computer vision algorithms, smart glasses and VR headsets, and mixed reality games like Pokémon GO. But what’s coming next is a fundamental shift in how we experience the world and interact with each other. 

Over the next decade, what we see and how we see it will no longer be bound by biology. Instead, our everyday vision will be augmented with digital information to give us what spatial computing pioneer David Rose calls “SuperSight.” And as our view of the world becomes blended layers of information delivered via glasses, contact lenses, or projected light, it will fundamentally change learning, shopping, work, play, and much, much more. 

David provides an insider’s guide to the way our lives are about to change, while also unpacking the downsides of this coming world—what he calls the hazards of SuperSight, from equity and access issues to bubble filter problems—and proposing rational, actionable ways around them.

From AI mirrors that advise us on our outfits, to museums that let us talk with deceased explorers and artists, to the ways we envision sustainable cities, the scope of augmented vision is boundless. SuperSight offers a rich speculative preview of the future and its implications, both shocking and thrilling.
For thousands of years, human vision has been largely unchanged by evolution. 

We’re about to get a software update. 


Today, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Snap, Samsung, and a host of startups...

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A useful book for understanding augmented reality. Jam packed with research, examples, and written in an understandable style. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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This was an interesting read about the potential future of the intersection between augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and wearable tech as glasses. The book dives deeply into potential use cases throughout our entire society and demonstrates that a lot of the technology needed already exists today, rather on a mobile device instead of wearable glasses. The author goes over the many positives technology like this can provide, but also goes into potential pitfalls and problems such as only wealthy people being able to obtain "SuperSight" or machine learning training biases. Overall, this was an intriguing look into a potential future of how society will interact with the world around it. A really neat enhancement to the book is the app that pairs along with it and can be used throughout the book to scan certain images which allows the reader to view videos, explore pictures and diagrams. This is a really interesting feature that added a whole additional experience and would really enjoy this feature with other books. In retrospect, this made the author's point without blatantly saying it, as augmented reality will provide a lot of value to our everyday experiences..

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