The Posemesh: Introducing Domains

Auki Labs
The Posemesh Foundation
4 min readApr 29, 2024

The posemesh allows you to create a digital overlay of your space. Your domain is your canvas, your virtual real estate, making your environment accessible to digital things and AI. With a growing number of applications and the posemesh SDK to let your imagination run wild, getting a domain lets you stay ahead of the curve and on the right path.

Technically speaking, the posemesh domain is a persistent 3D coordinate system corresponding to a physical space. Its most basic form consists of one or more portal QR codes whose positions within that coordinate system are known. Devices calibrate into the domain by scanning a portal and then are able to see digital assets placed around the coordinate system.

Posemesh domains enable shared and persistent augmented reality, like a canvas upon which you can manifest your knowledge and imagination in the minds of others. They enable AI and other digital things to understand physical space.

Domain Service & Hosting

Posemesh Domains can be self-hosted (for maximum privacy) or publicly hosted on domain servers (for a small fee). The Domain Manager stores and serves spatio-semantic representations of a physical space and serves as a central and trusted coordinator between visiting participants. The Domain Manager and Domain Owner earn rewards for serving spatial data to visiting participants and stake reputations using the $AUKI token.

Domain Owners may choose to mint their domain as an NFT by burning $AUKI tokens. If they stake a reputation (in $AUKI tokens), they will receive rewards when users calibrate into the domain and access scene reconstruction compute/data. In the cases where a device wishes for computation to be done on its behalf, that computation can be done domain-side by a domain cluster participant.

In many ways, we can think about domains as real-world assets or RWAs; as an asset, they have value because:

  • Owners of minted domain NFTs receive rewards when users calibrate into their domain and access scene reconstruction compute/data, so more foot traffic and posemesh-enabled app use = more rewards.
  • Digital information of any kind, including advertisements, can be placed and persisted in the domain.
  • It enables a plethora of use cases, including indoor navigation for people and robots, AR education and training, AR interior design, location-based AR experiences, and games… the possibilities are endless.

A Night at the Museum

To flesh out a hypothetical use case, let’s look at what a posemesh domain-enabled AR Natural History Museum app might look like and what the benefits would be for humans using the Museum’s AR app.

Night at the Museum with Ben Stiller

By integrating the posemesh and AR technology, our hypothetical Museum has the opportunity to reinvent its visitor experience, making it more engaging, educational, and accessible using its AR app. Visitors can point their devices at specific exhibits to see historical animals or dinosaurs come to life in AR, narrating their own stories, reenacting significant events, or even chatting with visitors via a custom-trained LLM. Skeletons or sculptures of animals could share the details or the historical context of the time period they lived through, from climate to their predators.

These AR experiences would be shareable amongst school groups, families, or everyone in a group. As a result, they will see them simultaneously, creating a more interactive learning experience and inspiring discussion opportunities. Educational scavenger hunts become interactive, guiding school tours through the museum, creating engaged learning, and offering ‘rewards’ redeemable in their gift shop.

The Museum’s posemesh domain would be able to host all these AR experiences via the portal QR codes associated with the exhibits and could also sell ‘advertising’ for patrons or organizations that support the Museum using the AR App, all of which would be hosted on the Museum’s domain. These domain services could represent another income stream for the museum or its charitable foundation in order to engage and offer unique ‘ways’ to market to their audience or encourage visitors to donate to charitable organizations they partner with.

Creating AR applications and integrating AI agents into experiences using the posemesh domain service is already possible now. Combined with interactive content, the possibilities for engagement, education, and entertainment are infinite. As we integrate AR more deeply into interactive experiences, the allure of digital augmentation must not lead us to neglect the world around us. Instead, AR should enhance our appreciation of the tangible, bring to light aspects of our environment that we may have overlooked, and foster a deeper connection with the spaces we inhabit in the real world.

This is the decade. This is the arena. You are here.

For more information about the domain service, visit the Auki Posemesh Whitepaper.

Originally published on posemesh.org

About Auki Labs

Auki Labs creates posemesh domains: virtual real estate for shared augmented reality, allowing you to manifest your knowledge and imagination in the minds of others.

Spatial computing enables the anchoring of digital information in space, bringing the power of the internet to the physical world. The spatial internet is a tectonic shift in how we interact with computers and each other. It will be as transformative as the transition from PC to mobile.

Our unique solutions are powered by the posemesh, a decentralized and privacy-preserving protocol for collaborative spatial computing.

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About The Posemesh Foundation

The Posemesh Foundation’s mission is to enable shared augmented reality: the next big leap in human communication, and to give AI and robotics machine proprioception.

Our mandate is to establish a universal spatial computing protocol and associated utility token for the next 100 billion people, devices and AI on Earth and beyond.

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Auki Labs
The Posemesh Foundation

Building the posemesh, a decentralized spatial computing protocol for AR, the metaverse, and smart cities. The proprioceptive sense of machine intelligence.