A bit of history of AR

Augmented-Reality

50 Facts and Figures of Augmented Reality

Augmented reality has existed since the 1930’s but a recent advance in Smartphone technology has fueled the recent hype. TV weather reports adopted the first application of AR on TV in 1975.  The term ‘virtual reality’ was first coined in 1989 by Jaron Lanier.  The first AR apps came to smartphones in 2008. In 2010 the annual revenue generated by mobile AR apps and services was 2 million dollars. In 2011 118 million AR apps were downloaded to smartphones and tablets. In 2013 there were 60 million mobile AR users. ….[READ]

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