Saturday, September 12, 2009

OMG BRAD PITT! Augmented-reality smartphones: Perfect tool for paparazzi, stalkers, serial killers and hitmen everywhere?

If you've been watching mobile trends recently, you know that "augmented reality" is the buzzword of the moment -- and for good reason. The idea of using smartphones as intelligent world-browsers, allowing you to see an enhanced view of your surroundings on your camera-enabled, location aware smartphone screen -- well, it's a game changer. But the fact is, combining web-based information with real-world, real-time interaction has its scary side -- as this video, which demonstrates the incredible Dutch augmented reality browser Layar's "Famous People Finder" tool, readily shows:

OMG BRAD PITT!

(via Engadget

The video is in Dutch, but as you can see towards the end of the video, the reaction of Mr. Jolie needs no translation. The hysterically laughing Dutch lad might not find things so funny if the wooden clog were on the other foot -- just sayin'.

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