What do the terms “VR” and “AR” really mean? I often say: VR can put you anywhere, and AR can bring anything to you. VR can transport you somewhere else. AR leaves you where you are and brings objects and information to you, in context, making them seem like they’re there with you. They both give you superpowers. This can happen by wearing a headset, or in a more limited way by looking through the viewfinder of your smartphone.