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#Handpicked: de spiegelwereld komt eraan!

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#Handpicked: de spiegelwereld komt eraan!
Door Fast Moving Targets • Editie #355 • Bekijk online
Soms zijn de puzzelstukjes er al, maar zien we het grote plaatje nog niet. Of beter gezegd, zien slechts weinigen het toekomstig geheel. Raimo vd Klein (ex Layar) en dus al lang bezig met virtuele werelden wees me op het artikel AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform - Call it Mirrorworld. Kevin Kelly schrijft erin over de virtuele wereld waar we naar toe aan het groeien zijn die diep geworteld is in de fysieke wereld. En daar in veel gevallen een digitale copie van is. Aanrader!
Someday soon, every place and thing in the real world—every street, lamppost, building, and room—will have its full-size digital twin in the mirrorworld. For now, only tiny patches of the mirrorworld are visible through AR headsets. 
It is already under construction. Deep in the research labs of tech companies around the world, scientists and engineers are racing to construct virtual places that overlay actual places.
The mirrorworld—a term first popularized by Yale computer scientist David Gelernter—will reflect not just what something looks like but its context, meaning, and function. We will interact with it, manipulate it, and experience it like we do the real world.
The first big technology platform was the web, which digitized information, subjecting knowledge to the power of algorithms; it came to be dominated by Google. The second great platform was social media, running primarily on mobile phones. It digitized people and subjected human behavior and relationships to the power of algorithms, and it is ruled by Facebook and WeChat. We are now at the dawn of the third platform, which will digitize the rest of the world.
Eventually, everything will have a digital twin. This is happening faster than you may think. The home goods retailer Wayfair displays many millions of products in its online home-furnishing catalog, but not all of the pictures are taken in a photo studio. Instead, Wayfair found it was cheaper to create a three-­dimensional, photo-­realistic computer model for each item.
Augmented reality is the technology underpinning the mirrorworld; it is the awkward newborn that will grow into a giant.
EVERYTHING CONNECTED TO the internet will be connected to the mirrorworld. And anything connected to the mirrorworld will see and be seen by everything else in this interconnected environment. Watches will detect chairs; chairs will detect spreadsheets; glasses will detect watches, even under a sleeve; tablets will see the inside of a turbine; turbines will see workers around them.
I imagine it will take at least a decade for the mirrorworld to develop enough to be used by millions, and several decades to mature. But we are close enough now to the birth of this great work that we can predict its character in rough detail.

AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform—Call It Mirrorworld | WIRED
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