Augmented Reality: The Social Implications

There is no doubt that augmented reality is slowly making its way into our daily lives. It is already a global industry worth billions of pounds (mobile AR will be worth $5.8 billion by 2017 according to a Juniper Research report) and with big players such as Google, Microsoft, IBM or Apple trying to get in the game AR is here to stay. However, looking beyond the profits and ignoring the hardware involved in bringing this technology to the masses, how will augmented reality affect us as people?

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12 Applications of 3D Printing [Part 2/2]

With the increasing performance of additive manufacturing in accurately 3D printing smaller structures, electronics companies could not have been happier. A cutting edge technology known as “two photon lithography” uses a laser beam and a set of mirrors to harden a resin at very specific points in order to create a structure as small as a grain of sand.

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