Nokia's vision of augmented reality - really worth a look?
This isn't augmented reality as we've discussed in the past. In fact we're not sure what this is, short of another excuse for being bone bleeding idle. It's a depressingly apathetic rendering of our future from Nokia, in which we need only roll our eyes to browse online, while communicating solely through emoticons with a boyfriend who has a penchant for stating the bleeding obvious:
Of course it's only make-believe, but it's all a little redundant isn't it? The examples of augmented reality we've seen to date all do what they say on the tin - they enrich our experience of our immediate surroundings and situation. There's no doubt this is very cool - but when even the conceptual design only lets you reply to messages with a smiley face, you've got to wonder what the point is.