Finally got to this month's Wired magazine's discussion of "welcome to mirror world"
, which makes a case for how what we consider "the Internet" in general today could be replaced by augmented reality, including the social aspect. That we will all eventually subscribe to being some kind of Glassholes™
(wearing AR glasses) interaction that we'll already need for work, and will extend into using "for everything else" too.
The most mind-boggling part for me is the sheer torrent of data that would need recorded and analyzed even out of "one person moving down one street", let alone "all the people moving through all the streets". Clearly Google and the other big data corporations are better at doing this today even for the current volume of data they have access to, but the hugely exponential scale this will have to occur on just implies so much storage
, let alone the speedy analysis.
Which reminds me, the recent movie Anon (2018)
I felt gave a fairly realistic impression of how much data would have to be behind the kind of world interaction they were presenting. e.g. Just "so much data, you'll be helpless when some of it is missing, or how to identify when small parts are changed." For what it's worth.