While at the BlogWorld and New Media expo, I got to play with Layar, the augmented reality tool for mobile phones. I was very impressed by what it did. Others are not so impressed at the state of the art right now. But, I could see the potential beyond the tool. Augmented reality will be huge.
Here’s another prediction. The new AR tools will have to allow for temporal search of the “augmented” content. It won’t matter for Wikipedia content, but it will matter for near real-time Twitter Tweets. No sense “seeing” where someone tweeted three hours ago, if I want to find and meet them now.