Augmented Reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one. Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world.[/quote]
=== Now that we have that taken care of I was googling the other day for some cute catgirls when I ran across a few GIFs 1 // 2 from an anime called Robotics;Notes. Which got me back to thinking about True ARGs and their viability in the game market.
With today's access to Tablets, Laptops and super powerful Phones and soon Google Glasses Clones the market suddenly looks huge.