I was just reading about the latest developments about the Google Glass when I came across one of the many digital buzzwords: the Outernet a.k.a the OuterWeb. Defined as “the explosion of the internet into the real world.” by TrendOne. Or the art of overlaying information from the web on top of real-world objects. Or more simply: one way of describing the application of Augmented Reality in our everyday lives. To help you visualise, here is a brilliant-yet-creepy short-film by Israeli students Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo on how AR at its most extreme could change our lives and human relationships forever:
This is an extrapolation of what Google Glass could become in the (distant) future i.e. just swap the glasses for the retina implants. Yet who is to say it can’t be done? The GG promo video is not that dissimilar after all…a little stretch of the imagination and we are there. Fascinating and creepy at the same time.