Introduction to Augmented Reality
While it doesn't look like the "Google Glass" Terminator-vision specs will be on the market until 2014, the publicity surrounding it will fuel all the other augmented reality innovations going on this year. Nokia just launched its "City Lens" app, which is basically Google Glass, but seen through a phone camera rather than glasses. App-users simply point their cameras to whatever buildings they're in front of to get the skinny on reviews, news articles, etc. Other companies, such as Layar, have created programs in which holographic images can be viewed through Smartphones in certain areas.