Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters? Here’s how.
Stephenson's Metaverse is a virtual reality space, a completely immersive computer-generated experience whose users have minimal ability to interact with the real world. In contrast to this fictional vision is today's burgeoning field of augmented reality (AR), a technology that superimposes visual information or other data in front of one's view of the real world.
Microsoft made a splash last month when it unveiled a concept that, until now, we've only seen in movies: glasses that project interactive holographic images onto the real world. Dubbed "HoloLens," they can be used to learn how to make household repairs, build prototypes in mid-air, and even take a virtual walk on Mars.