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smokey
smokey

My favorite part of today’s Micro.blog WWDC Discover Timeline 😂

// @danielpunkass @davextreme @adders

Screenshot of the Micro.blog WWDC Timeline featuring members talking about augmented reality.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@smokey This is how I know I'm still not quite into the elderly statesmen section of the tech nerd club. I watched it and was both impressed and immediately predicting all of this snark and more, heh.

smokey
smokey

@simonwoods I certainly think AR has its useful uses, but to me most of the applications that “people” are touting remind me of the old “Steve Jobs effect” on the Dock (where the app icons grew and shrank wildly as you moused over them, and windows elaborately swirled into and out of the Dock)—makes a really neat demo, but wildly impractical in actual use ;-)

That said, I do have a few of the grey/white hairs needed to prove my membership :-P And seeing those 3 comments all in a row was, well, 😂

sproutlight
sproutlight

@smokey Yes, I love the potential of AR and I can see it being a complete game-changer, but not until it fits into something the size of normal glasses. Headsets have novelty and utility, but only in a specific setting/purpose. It would have to be effortlessly ubiquitous.

smokey
smokey

@sproutlight Someone here a few months ago showed a screenshot from an app (Target?) that displayed the item you were thinking of purchasing in the space you wanted to put it in, which seemed like a useful and practical application. And @johnjohnston has posted photos where an AR “mapping” app has overlaid mountain names on the mountain peaks for easy identification. These are the sort of real-but-niche uses I can see as being useful—even with just an iPhone camera.

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simonwoods
simonwoods

@smokey @sproutlight Now take that general mentality and pair it with Voice Control. Maybe it's time for everybody to try to at least get on Apple's level of thinking with regard to accessibility. I think it's especially importance for those of us outside of the "young" generations to be onboard with this, since more often than not we can provide the lived experience from which there is need for such applications.

smokey
smokey

@simonwoods I am sufficiently old that I do not want (and have better things to do with my time than) to learn how to type N words-per-minute on a keyboard smaller than my high school calculator’s ;-)