When I take my early morning walk, I always go through town because I like looking in shop windows.
The Toy Shop is a never-ending source of entertainment. Today one window featured puzzles that, once finished, can be looked at through some kind of app that adds sound and movement to the picture. It’s called augmented reality — a pretty funny concept for one who has her hands full with ordinary reality.
Gizmag.com is enthusiastic: “Where once we would have had to use our imaginations to bring such scenes to life, the new augmented reality puzzles just need dissectologists to download a free app onto an iPhone or iPad 2 and point the device camera at the completed puzzle. The iDevice user can then take a virtual 360 degree tour of Paris, watch sea creatures swim around and play a bonus game, go on an animated photo safari in Africa, or make their very own Norwegian snow globe onscreen.”
I’m exhausted already. Though intrigued, I’d rather use my imagination.
P.S. Happy May Day.