Personalized real-world environments through AR/VR
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J. NikolaSep 19, 2022
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I recently found an app called Equinox XR that serves as a platform to create interactive AR content for marketing or tourist purposes. The app, together with PokemonGo, inspired me to come up with the idea of creating personalized VR environments/skins of the real-world based on user preferences.
the world is full of different people loving different things - why should everybody enjoy the same thing
making your every day trip to work different
experiencing the same thing from a different perspective
switching focus of individuals on specific things they prefer
discovering new things
discovering new cities in a friendlier way
How would it work?
I imagine it to work like an app where you log in, set up your preferences, choose a skin/environment you like and turn it on. You could use your smartphone's camera or smart glasses to visualize it. If you feel like going to work today in a different environment, just put your smart glasses and experience it in "hard rock" tone.
The skins/environments would be developed by AR experts and made available (free or paid) in an environment shop inside an app. They could be specifically created for certain spaces or locations. The examples are some AR galleries around cities, plain spaces that have a lot of AR content when you wear smartglasses, etc.
On the other hand, skins could be developed for any environment. The algorithm would use the camera as an input, recognize shapes and objects around you and apply specific filters based on your chosen skin. For example, if you use F1 skin, roads around you would look like F1 racing tracks, cars like formulas and people would wear different racing gear. If you chose Ancient Rome skin, building around you would look like temples (windows with arches, pillars, etc) and people would wear Roman clothes.
Some examples of environments are: GTA V, 1st World War, Cuba, NYC, Bahamas, SUmmer, Winter, Game of Thrones, Ancient Rome, etc.
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Environments could also be designed to teach you something you are interested in. For example, if you want to learn more about politics and law, there could be signs around the city showing you public institutions and some important facts about them. If you are into poetry, the environment could be made to transform every text into one of the poems, based on the word matching. The same could be done with art pieces.
The app could also teach you a new language by changing all signs into different language. The same could help you in foreign countries.
Do you have any comments or other ideas?
Would you like to see your every day trip to work differently ?