THE IMPORTANCE OF AMERICAN LANDMARKS
At QuantumERA, we take the landmarks in America seriously, respecting the place that each holds in our history and honoring the significance and impact that learning about those landmarks can have on our future as a country. That is why we work to create products that allow anyone and everyone to experience American landmarks whether they can physically visit the location or not. With augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality layered onto historical sites and tales, travelers — there physically or virtually — are able to truly experience the significance of the events and locations that hold our history.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana, writer and philosopher
The stories of our nation’s past are inevitably the stories of its future as well, making it important to learn the history around these landmarks and understand the stories that made them worth visiting. As Americans are spending less physical time at national landmarks, in some locations by half as many travelers today as compared to 30 years ago, we strive to use technology as a channel for bringing the history to Americans wherever they are in the country. With our augmented reality experiences for the Alamo and the Battle of Gettysburg, for example, virtual travelers will feel the sense of awe at the sacrifices made for freedoms while learning of the events that led to these deadly fights. Students can take these learnings and experiences with them as they grow into our nation’s future leaders.
Perhaps historian Carl Sanburg said it best: “Here are streets and roads, buildings and people,” Sandburg wrote, referring to the sites celebrated in America’s Historylands. “The new is here and the old, the past and the present laid before you for your contemplation. The past is prologue? Yes. Prologue to what? Prologue to the present. Yes! And we of the present, are we not prologue of the future? These may be intelligent questions, proper to ask, when starting on a journey to see our landmarks of liberty.”
Follow along with QuantumERA as we continue to build experiences around America’s landmarks and preserve our country’s history for all to learn and travel to, even from the comfort of their own homes.