AR tools for pilots have become less of a “when” and more of a “how.”

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In 2017, the worldwide revenue for commercial airlines sits at around $750 billion U.S. dollars. That’s just the commercial airlines. If you add in the private, corporate, military, and hobbyist sectors, the number jumps up dramatically.

So, with an industry claiming revenues most of us cannot actually fathom, it only makes sense that one of the new kids on the tech block, augmented reality, would soon find it’s way to hanging with the cool kids.

But, what does an aviation world enhanced with augmented reality look like? If you’re a consumer strolling on the outside of the aviation inner circle, you don’t have to pull out your smartphone or adorn your smartglasses just yet. …


Specialized training in virtual reality is a testament to it’s staying power.

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Recently, Ringling College announced it would be the first art college to offer a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Virtual Reality. On its surface, that might sound neat. Many who don’t routinely follow college degree offerings may even bypass the notification as underwhelming. But, in fact, the future implications of this will ultimately change and define our lives.

Most often, we associate certain types of degrees as being “life-altering.” If we consider medical, engineering, criminal justice, or even business degrees, it is easy to see the impact those graduates will have upon their surroundings. …


Stick your phone on your head.

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Maybe you haven’t tried any sort of virtual reality yet. Perhaps you’ve had the opportunity to visit a VR arcade and got a fully-immersive experience, or maybe you experimented with your buddy’s VR video game setup. Regardless of what you have or haven’t tried, there are plenty of ways to explore the emerging world of VR with your smartphone.

Previously, we explored a how to use AR with your smartphone in “Augmented Reality and Your Smartphone.” There are some similarities between the two.

For example, if you want the best experience, it is beneficial to have a newer smartphone model. The new Google Pixel 2, for example, even has a preinstalled app, Google Daydream, to encourage users to explore VR worlds. …

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Scottie Gardonio

AR / VR enthusiast. Creative Manager. Passionate graphic designer. Lover of change and all things new. Oh, and I own birds.

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