Augmented Reality (AR)

Also known as Enhanced Reality

Augmented Reality
Image from Steve Bowers and Avengium

Information Age to present. A personalized view of reality, the result of filtering, translation, and addition of new perceptions, such as annotations, information or virtual objects; essential for any sapient being to function in most of the civilized galaxy, and interact with all but the most basic tech. Unlike VR, which is immersive and only deals with virtual objects, AR involves improved interaction with real objects and situations, in addition to virtual objects.

In the Current Era most Augmented reality is generated by the user's Exoself and communicated to eir mind via Direct Neural Interfacing. Many sophonts are immersed in Augmented Reality from a very early age, and find it difficult or impossible to function without it.

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  • Reality - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    The nature of things as they really are, behind the appearance of surface phenomena or ordinary baseline consciousness. Depending on one's philosophical or memetic inclination, may refer to mundane physical existence, to a series or multiplicity of physical, metaphysical, or toposophic grades, or to a monistic concept of the Absolute Reality.
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev after the original in Anders Sandberg's Transhumanist Terminology
amended by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 24 October 2001.

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Fiction Featuring Augmented Reality

Adventures with the Herd Nation