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BrandPost: Real-world risks in an augmented reality

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    Blossoming from technological roots that stretch back to the 1960s, augmented reality (AR) is on the verge of going mainstream. Emerging commercial offerings such as Microsoft HoloLens and Vuzix Smart Glasses are attracting the interest of both businesses and individual consumers, and developers are dreaming up innovative applications for the technology. As with virtually every digital technology, however, AR introduces new security risks along with its benefits.

    Unlike virtual reality, which fully encompasses users in a simulated visual world, AR overlays real-time, computer-generated visual, audio and haptic signals onto a person’s natural field of vision, hearing or sense of touch. Those overlays could be navigation data for a car driver or airplane pilot, schematics for an electrician doing repairs, or even a remote surgeon projecting her hands into the view of an operating surgeon to help guide him through a challenging procedure.

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