This is a follow up on my previous post where I highlighted the potential for Augmented Reality in learning. Deploying learning applications based on augmented reality in enterprises is a new frontier. However, its not the case with Hollywood. In a way, Hollywood is showing the way ahead for futuristic technologies and how they could potentially be deployed.
Steven Spielberg in his 2002 bockbuster (thats 9 years ago!), Minority Report, had shown Tom Cruise using an interactive UI that combines images and animation. Check this out.
And there are more recent examples. Iron Man 2 has some amazing special effects that shows Robert Downey Jr. working on his suite using hand gestures and interacting with animations that seem to just float on thin air.
The above scene seems to depict an advanced form of Haptic Augmented Reality. Haptics refers to tactile feedback given to humans when they interact with virtual objects or remote controls for machines. While all this sounds intimidating, the good news is that there are technologies and tools available that can help enterprises leverage such technologies for training and productivity improvement. In my next blog, I will share some insights on how Augmented Reality can be harnessed in an enterprise.