@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 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.
@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.
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