Does the term “augmented reality” thrill you and inspire hope, or is it a term that elicits a “ho-hum” feeling with a mixture of broken promises? We will show you the future today.

Image: Marco Tempest on TED stage

Source: TED

We do seem to be edging closer to the brink of seeing augmented reality become a real reality:

Let’s allow Mr. Marco Tempest to show us the edges of possibility.

Just watch, and be sure you’re sitting down…this one just blew me away!

Via: TED 1

Want to learn more about the New York Magic Show winner and MIT Media Lab’s Marco Tempest? Click here to check out his bio on ted.com! You can learn more about the future of augmented reality on Venture Beat in their “5 Reasons to Get Excited About Augmented Reality” by clicking here.

I think I’ll remain firmly in the “hopeful” category of people on the subject of Augmented Reality. As is always the case, we can barely glimpse what is over the horizon.

-Andrew Verderber

Want to see more of what’s happening in the world of Virtual Reality?

Here’s one of our most recent articles on the subject!

9 minutes

What’s the Deal with Virtual Reality?

Talk about virtual reality feels like it's everywhere, but why all the hype? Today we explore why VR may be the next big thing, and what's going on in our brains to make these digital worlds so real (and fun)!

Read More

Interested in going another route? You’ll find more thought-leaders in science, the arts, technology, business, culture, sports, music, nature and every other field you can think of here. Just head to our homepage — there’s plenty for you to explore!

Or, if you’d like to let fate decide what you learn next, just click on the “Surprise Me!” button in the side bar (or just click on that link!) and a randomly selected article will be delivered straight to your screen!

Notes:

  1. Tempest, Marco. “Marco Tempest: A Cyber-magic Card Trick like No Other.” YouTube. TED, 26 Oct. 2012. Web. 16 May 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX8MBBohX3s>.

Andrew Verderber is an M.B.A candidate at Illinois State University working to find a balance between people, the planet, and profitability. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, pick up basketball, and checkers.