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Mixed Reality Developers Pages

The Purpose of the ARDevMob is to support free to use Augmented Reality System Makers and Content Creators through real world events, workshops and user community building.

Beyond the Whiz Bang of a new and literally flashy medium there is a new metaphor arising from our edge technologies that undoes the hardship of the desktop metaphor that has shackled user experience to a painful desk and chair for nearly 30 years. These technologies carry the potential and the promise of more natural and intuitive ways of interacting with information and they are progressing along a timeline surprises us every day.

The days when people would self identify as "not a computer person" are drawing to a close and with them a great deal of the learning curve associated with using computers in daily life. There are computers designed for human use on the way, and already in some people's hands.

We have already begun to see AR proliferating through consumer products: Digital cameras that find faces and focus on them, heads up driving navigation displays showing you a map of the road ahead relative to your own real-world position, and fashionable location and orientation aware mobile games and interactive experiences. The pace of development is inspiring to say the least.

What if I told you that in less than 5 years you'll spend more than 50% less time in front of a monitor and keyboard? What if I told you that before the end of the year you would see at least one event broadcast from a computer controlled multi-copter? You'd have to see it to believe it right?

Once (perhaps twice) per month we'll meet up and showcase, teach, develop or marvel at the technologies that are pushing on that timeline, the timeline that began in the 70s when we all learned a computer could be personal, and ends in a mysterious future that is somewhat visible when examined through the lens of what is possible today.

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