Hyperlinking Reality

A Nokia research project could one day make it easier to navigate the real world by superimposing virtual information on an image of your surroundings.

… The field of augmented reality, in which supplementary information from a computer or the Internet is overlaid onto the real world, has been the topic of science fiction and serious academic and military study for years.

… Mobile phones, in particular, are an appealing gateway to the virtual world. Their computing capabilities have increased substantially, and a growing number are GPS-enabled and can access high-speed data networks.

… see-through annotation makes it possible to view objects on the phone that are purely virtual, he says, like an information marker in the middle of a pavilion, or a work of virtual art overlaid on the side of a building.

MIT’s Technology Review

Thinking about the above-mentioned annotations being dynamic, providing updated information streams via RSS, makes me loop back to Why The Meshverse.



  1. […] I’ve been reading Jon Udell for over a decade and linked to him in the first real post of this blog Why The Meshverse? because he sees things very clearly. Jon recently announced that he’s leaving InfoWorld to join Microsoft. This bodes well for Microsoft and all of us because the stakes are very high as society goes down the path of Hyperlinking Reality. The augmentation of human capability in these sorts of ways isn’t just some kind of geek chic. It’s nothing less than a survival issue for our species. We face some really serious challenges. The only way we’re going to be able to tackle them is to figure out how to work together in shared information spaces. I’ve chosen to align myself with Microsoft because I think it has the scale, the resources, and the business incentive to help me empower a lot of people to learn how to do that. InfoWorld: A conversation with Jon Udell about his new job with Microsoft […]

  2. Movie Mesh…

    3D in movies will become common place in the not too distant future as more and more theaters are being equipped with 3D using ReadD and Dolby is aiming to provide 3D capabilities for existing movie screens later this year.
    Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief ex…

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