There are countless people, experts and gurus claiming Augmenting Reality is a technological shock, but here’s another vision, the vision of how AR is natural, and not a shock at all.
People think that all changes as far as technology is concerned are hard to implement and / or to understand and adopt.
Even users sometimes fear the implementation of certain technologies due to the perceived barriers to adoption, many times of a technical nature (think of the shock elders experienced with the Internet).
Throughout this post, we’re going to tell you just why Augmented Reality isn’t going to be a shock, and why this transition and adoption is going to go smoothly and with no technological shock at all.
If this sounds too good to be true, it really isn’t, let us show you why.
Augmented Reality Doesn’t Possess True Technological Barriers:
First of all, we must take a look at a technology’s adoption barriers. When we look at something like Cryptocurrency, we can see that there are a lot of technical barriers for both users and developers alike.
When we look at today’s internet apps, we can see there are barriers to the developer but the user has a lot less to face.
Finally, if we take a look at Augmented Reality, we can see there are barriers to developers, but users just need the right device to interpret those things, or the right app, and they can simply use Augmented Reality with no technological barriers whatsoever.
It’s a sort of “Plug and Play” technology, and this does a lot of good for adoption, minimizing problems that could occur during adoption otherwise.
Augmented Reality Extends on Our Existence and Doesn’t Exist Independently:
Then we have the fact that Augmented Reality isn’t a technology that exists in isolation. Augmented Reality, unlike Virtual Reality, doesn’t create its own world but expands on our existing one.
If you interact with our world, which of course you do like everyone else, then you’ll sooner or later start interacting with Augmented Reality as well, like it or not, and even if you want to avoid it.
It will be everywhere and even elders will start using it without noticing. It will evolve and blend seamlessly with the world, and in due time it will become the world we are accostumed to… without AR, things will eventually feel incomplete.
The Cornerstone of Augmented Reality Apps is Convenience and Practicity:
What matters more for AR developers are the cornerstones of the technology, the areas in which the technology can really add value to society.
Having said that, those areas are so far practicity and convenience, and so developers are always working with that in mind. We all know that easy onboarding and ease of use are two of the main concerns of those virtues, so it’s safe to think that adoption might be easier in regards to other technologies who opted to focus on other benefits.
Another variable that can add to Augmented Reality not being a shock at all.
We’ve Been Naturally Progressing Towards This Route for Years:
We’ve seen how technology is always jumping leaps and bounds and progressing at staggering rates, but we’ve also seen the way it is headed, and that’s AR’s way.
We’ve seen technologies blend in with reality more and more, from no internet to internet from hotspots, from no phone to phones in your pocket, the trend is getting technology closer and closer, added convenience and proximity.
This, as we’ve seen before, is just what Augmented Reality delivers and it delivers it greatly.
We’ve been walking this way for a lot of time now, and Augmented Reality is the next step towards the next big jump, if not the big jump entirely like we suspect.
Only time will tell, but at least this point is factual.
People’s Technological Tolerance Has Been Increasing Throughout the Years:
To top it all off, we have been evolving ourselves due to the hastened speed we are being subject to lifestyle changes and technological developments.
Our grandparents lived in a world of horses while we are close to self-driving cars and still in our prime, and it wasn’t long ago that the telegram was invented.
In fact, we can say technology is a force that compounds upon itself, and each new discovery leads to a lot of potential ones, which hastens the speed at which everything progresses.
Humans are accompanying this evolution and we can see our kids grabbing our mobile phones and tablets like if they were born with them, even if its their first time.
It’s natural to them.
But kids who grew up without any of the tools we have today adapted many of them, even with technological shock to the mix. What this created was added adaptability. People are used to new technologies nowadays, and what once may have stood as an obstacle, stands as an obstacle no longer, which gives us great hope that this, allied with every other variable we mentioned in this post already, can make it so that Augmented Reality brings no technological shock at all and is simply adopted effortlessly.
In conclusion, we can safely say Augmented Reality isn’t going to be a shock at all as we’ve been going to meet it steadilly throughout these last decades. On the other hand, people are now used to exponential developments from a technological standpoint, and are today adaptable, something they weren’t during the last century.
Finally, Augmented Reality is intuitive and an expanding world, intuitive a built on top of things, tools, concepts, places and subjects we already know and deal with on a daily basis, which also boosts adoption ease and lowers the barriers to entry and adoption.
To top it all of, one doesn’t need any special qualifications to use it, only to develop with it, which brings users a great onboarding opportunity and makes it so Augmented Reality isn’t a shock at all.