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PnP News Bot
03-28-2009, 12:00 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

March 28, 2009: Tomorrow's Spam (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?m=March&y=2009&d=28)



Augmented reality -- the overlay of computer information onto real-world objects -- is quickly becoming a reality. See, for instance, Wikitude (http://www.mobilizy.com/wikitude.php): an app for Google's Android platform that gives you information on over 350,000 points of interest as you look at them through the phone's camera screen. SF writers have been talking about this technology for years -- our own Transhuman Space (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/transhuman/), for example, or the more recent Shadowrun Fourth Edition (http://www.warehouse23.com/info/shadowrun.html).</p>

Recently, Transhuman Space: Toxic Memes (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/transhuman/toxicmemes/) author Jamais Cascio posted an essay on an unintended consequence of AR (http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/jamais-cascio/open-future/when-mad-men-meets-augmented-reality) -- the very necessary spam blockers may create a dangerously narrow world view. It's a good read for anyone running a near-future game, or planning on being around in the near-future.</p>

-- Paul Chapman (paul@sjgames.com)</p>

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
03-28-2009, 12:20 AM
This is very cool. Thanks for the links. Now, back to browsing the links.