Your Reality Here

Your Reality Here

The smartphone market has reached maturity, and everyone’s wondering what’s next. A look at the most likely candidate for the post-mobile platform, giving reasons why it’s the most likely, and exploring what role the Web will play.

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Peter Gasston

July 16, 2018
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    I’m going to talk about four things: The post-mobile platform

    The reasons What’s missing The role of the Web
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    Why XR is the next platform: Because we’re told so

    Because of human nature Because we have the foundation
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    One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality

    will become part of daily life for billions of people.” —Mark Zuckerberg “
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    Some of Apple’s moves in XR 2013: Buy PrimeSense 2015:

    Buy Metaio 2016: Buy Flyby 2017: Buy VRVana 2017: Launch ARKit
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    Spoken language developed so that we could pass on knowledge;

    and written language so that we could record it.
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    Answering questions you can’t articulate “… A cushion that’s orange

    and brown and beige with a pattern of thick and thin bars and squares.”
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    Perspectival representation aimed to give viewers the illusion that they

    had been transported into geometrically coherent and psychologically convincing other worlds.” — Margaret Wertheim “
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    Mixed reality is a display problem, a sensor problem and

    a decision problem.” — Benedict Evans “
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    We’re going from computers with cameras, that take photos, to

    computers with eyes, that can see.” — Benedict Evans “
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    Information I’d never have had unless I’d asked whoever I

    was with to describe it to me. Having the ability to do that independently is really quite remarkable.” — Léonie Watson “
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    Having your hands free to manipulate, hold, touch or help

    while you’re taking a snap… greatly increases the sense of ‘place’ that you get out of it.” — Matthew Panzarino “
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    “… An intent represents a mapping between what a user

    says and what action should be taken by your software.”
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    A platform that’s closely integrated with the real world should

    reflect real world values—not just those of Silicon Valley.
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    In the Renaissance, new concepts of scientific thinking such as

    perspective and space were brought into the public sphere by artists and philosophers.
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    AR has the ability to re-enable scarcity. Many AR experiences

    will be tied to the location in which you experience it.” — Matt Miesniks “
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    “… The future of Nike and of sneaker culture is

    to be able to seamlessly blend real-world charm with digital world convenience.”
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    The biggest thing that’s been missing for the entire last

    decade was our physical embodied space.” — Anjney Midha “
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    The AR Cloud is a shared [digital] memory of the

    physical world. It’s the single most important software infrastructure in computing.” — Ori Inbar “
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    How do we stop massive platforms dominating the AR Cloud

    in the same way they dominate the Web?
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    51.523155, -0.085156 35.0 false //londonwebstandards.org Mixed Reality Service (MRS) adds

    a missing metadata layer to the real world, adding links in space.
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    What the WebXR Device API does Discovers compatible devices Begins

    an XR session Runs a 60fps loop github.com/immersive-web
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    How to experiment with XR on the Web now AR.js,

    three.ar.js WebXR XR on the Web
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    The limitations are less about technical constraints, and more in

    our ability to conceptualise, structure and prioritise the aspects of the world we want to build.” — Keiichi Matsuda “
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    We expect Stories are on track to overtake posts in

    Feed as the most common way that people share across all social apps.” — Mark Zuckerberg “
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    Our current idea of what qualifies as a site, and

    the value (or lack thereof) that this implies, may be holding the web back.” — Stephanie Rieger “
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    There’s a disconnect between the Web we have — which is largely

    text — and the Web we need, which is richly visualised. “
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    Our world is not text, and the Web, as it

    becomes more a part of this world, must become more like the world.” — Mark Pesce “
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    “… We use ‘X’ not as part of an acronym

    but as an algebraic variable to indicate ‘Your Reality Here’.”
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