Augmented Reality and 'Rainbows End'

The recent flurry of activity regarding Augmented Reality makes me reflect on how much I liked the ideas in Vernor Vinge’s sci-fi novel, Rainbows End (2006). The characters ‘wear’ the internet and can effectively be online constantly, with no visible apparatus attached to their bodies. ‘Wearing’ allows one to have a completely haptic experience. It is particularly amusing that Robert Gu, […]