Augmented reality (or AR) is an increasingly hot topic at the moment, thanks to the rapid pace of new technologies and the fact that we all carry AR-ready devices around in the form of our smartphones. There was a time when AR software was sluggish, unintuitive and quite frankly ugly to look at. People didn’t use it because they didn’t like it.
But those days are over, as is evidenced by the exciting new technologies that are popping up all over the world. Google’s new Pixel Buds allow users to translate into different languages on the fly just like the Babel fish in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Pokémon Go had more first week downloads from the Apple App Store than any other app in history and still has 65 million monthly active users.