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Open the Future: Making the Visible Invisible

Jamais Cascio on Augmented Reality: Making the Visible Invisible

hiding ads and people from sight - from open the future blog

The moment that we can easily display location-aware images on an augmented reality system, we’ll have people trying to block images they don’t like. Forget ads (or advertisers) — we’ll have people wanting to block even slightly suggestive images, people with beliefs they don’t like, anything that would upset the version of reality they’ve built for themselves.

The flip side of “show me everything I want to know about the world” is “don’t show me anything I don’t want to know.”

Bringing our online myopia offline. Will this make it possible for secular jews to reclaim Jerusalem as invisible (and blind!) ghosts?