THE FUTURE OF AUGMENTED REALITY IS HISTORY
As our world grows older, our landmarks and the stories they tell also age. While preservation methods are improving and historians keep the story alive, the ability to understand the experiences of our ancestors fades a bit with each passing year. With augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality layered onto historical sites and tales, travelers are able to truly experience the significance of the events and locations that hold our world’s history.
As an example, look at the Kennedy Space Center. The Space Center is using augmented reality to bring astronauts back to life. Interactive exhibits allow early NASA astronauts to share why they worked on the program, what the space experience was like and what it meant to them.
After the tragic fire at Notre Dame, USA TODAY released “Notre Dame: After the Fire,” an immersive augmented reality experience that provides an explanation of what portions of the historic cathedral survived, as well as the restoration efforts planned for the iconic structure.
With an augmented reality app from the BBC called Civilizations, over 30 artifacts from museums across the UK that were digitally scanned can be viewed in lifelike 3D renderings using your phone as an AR viewfinder. It’s the next best thing to being able to handle these ancient treasures and works of art while learning about the secrets, origins, and history of these global cultural treasures.
From our portfolio at QuantumERA, travelers can visit historical destinations like the Alamo, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia for examples of augmented reality integrations that provide enhanced experiences to learn and actually become part of the story.
When visiting museums, battle sites, and historic landmarks enhanced with augmented reality technology, travelers can get up close and personal with the original scenes and explore historical artifacts in a whole new way. Augmented reality allows for new perspectives on age-old stories. Through this technology, users are literally holding a virtual history less in the palms of their hands.