As usual, our upcoming live online chat -- which will be held on Friday, May 23 -- promises to be a rip-roaring, fun-filled, roller-coaster thrill ride of thrust-and-parry ideas. (Only thrill seekers need apply.)
Your host will be yours truly. The main topic of conversation will be anything and everything having to do with augmented reality (AR). As always, we will be following our usual practice of leaping from topic to topic with the agility of young, fearless mountain goats, so make sure you're wearing appropriate clothing!
As a starting point, you might want to check out my recent blogs on this topic:
During the chat, we can consider the various AR technologies and applications that are available to us today. Then we can move on to discuss the technologies and delivery mechanisms that may appear in the future.
Another big topic of conversation will be the types of information that might be presented to us. There's a lot more to AR than helpful navigation hints. What about adverts? What about other people being able to access our personal information when they meet us? (What about them being able to change or augment our personal information?) What about adverts being thrust into our AR systems? How about the possibility of a hacker assuming control of one's personal AR sensorium?
Our chat -- which is similar to using an instant messaging system, but which actually employs your Web browser -- will commence at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT). You'll have to work out your local time from these clues (you can always use this handy-dandy Time Zone Converter).
All you have to do is click here at the appropriate time to join the fun and make your opinions known. (If you aren’t already a member of the EE Times community, now would be a perfect time to register.)
I'm really looking forward to this chat, and I very much hope you'll be able to join me.
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting