Our virtual reality is here. In the age of Pokemon Go, many groups are creatively harnessing the power of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Kyoto VR is just one of these groups. Check out the video here.
Using a technique known as photogrammetry, they take photos of the architecture and natural design in Kyoto and pull it through a gaming engine to re-imagine the images digitally.
Because Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, there are temples, gardens, and structures that have stood for hundreds of years.
While the city is a beautiful sight to be seen in person, those unable to travel to Japan might find it out of reach.
Kyoto VR’s vision is not only to bring the experience of Kyoto to the world, but also its historical preservation.
Near the end of the video, one of the founders speaks on the future of VR and AR.
He hails these innovations as the next revolution in computing after smartphones.
He continues to say that we will soon be interpreting reality through face-devices (i.e. glasses) that overlay digital information on our surroundings.
I’m deeply excited for this paradigm shift. First thing on the list: walking through music albums.
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