Congress Praises AR’s Potential and Will Try to Stay Out of Its Way

Breaking Down the Senate's First Hearing on Augmented Reality

“They weren’t just playing a game; they were experiencing augmented reality.” That’s how North Dakota Senator and Committee Chairman John Thune summarized the experience of Pokemon Go players in remarks that opened Congress’ first hearing on augmented reality Wednesday. And it was an apt summary of the hearing itself. Before hearing testimony from five witnesses, […]

The First Congressional Hearing on Augmented Reality

When I launched my Augmented Legality blog in 2011, I didn’t know anyone outside a very select group of entrepreneurs and technologists who even knew what augmented reality was. But I shared with the members of that then-fledgling industry a vision that AR would soon revolutionize society as much as the internet had already done. […]

Pokestops, Go Away – The Backlash Against Augmented Reality Gamers

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2015-10-06 18.13.32The Kölner Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany has survived war, plague, and decay. Built in the 12th Century, it was the only major building in the city to survive the Allied carpet bombing in World War II. But the cathedral and its caretakers now stand against new invaders: hordes of Pokemon Go players.

Pokemon GO and the Crisis on an Infinitely Augmented Earth

In the classic comic book series Crisis on Infinite Earths, thousands of worlds collided. Prior to that title, virtually all of the various stories told and characters created by DC’s various comics were said to take place within parallel dimensions of the same universe. This convenient device allowed the “Golden Age” superhero stories from mid-century comic books […]

Boston Globe Anticipates Augmented Reality Privacy Issues

A few hours before I left for the airport to attend this week’s Augmented World Expo 2016, I received a call from Boston Globe tech reporter Hiawatha Bray. We had a great and detailed conversation about several of the legal issues that AR-enabled smart glasses will raise, including personal injury concerns, intellectual property issues, and e-commerce regulations. It’s […]

Save 40% on the 2016 Augmented World Expo

The Augmented World Expo is the premier annual event for all the latest developments in augmented reality, virtual reality, and wearable technology. Back for its seventh year, over 4,000 attendees from all over the world–including a mix of CEOs, CTOs, designers, developers, creative agencies, futurists, analysts, investors, and press–will have a fantastic opportunity to learn, inspire, partner, and […]

International Summit on Augmented Reality in the Automotive Industry, Part 2: AR in Industrial Processes

This is the second of two posts on the Euroforum’s International Summit on Augmented Reality in the Automotive Industry that I attended in Cologne, Germany. Last week I wrote about the use of AR by drivers in cars. The great majority of speakers at this conference, however, were focused on much more immediate and practical–even if, perhaps, […]

International Summit on Augmented Reality in the Automotive Industry, Part 1: AR in Cars and the Augmented Driving Initiative

This week I had the privilege of speaking on the world stage for the trade group AugmentedReality.Org and its “Augmented Driving Initiative” (more on that below) on a key issue for the AR industry.  This was at Euroforum’s International Summit on Augmented Reality in the Automotive Industry, held in Cologne, Germany. This is the very first–but certainly not the last–event of its […]

Privacy, Law, and Ethics in Augmented Reality Panel at AWE 2015 [VIDEO]

As AR comes into its own, the legal and ethical issues that come with it can’t be ignored. On June 8, 2015, I had the honor of hosting a 50-minute panel discussion on these topics with Dave Griesbach (Security Expert, Google), Jerri Lynn Hogg (Professor, Fielding University), and Dave Lorenzini (Founder, CEO, EFX). Not only did these […]