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"Extended Reality"

Explanation of various “realities”, focusing on “Extended Reality”:


Forbes does not like my ad-blockers, and I don’t like websites that serve annoying and potentially dangerous ads - so for the moment I’ll stick with the (extremely limited) Wikipedia entry.

That said, how does XR differ on the privacy front from [insert brand of health tracker] that monitors your every move?

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When I saw the topical title I assumed it might be a new term for fake news, alternative reality, or some such. Yet another techie term than can be compromised by its linkage to topics of the day.

Considering how computer generated ‘realities’ have progressed in recent years at what point to they take over from reality itself when XR is produced by those bent on (to be polite) interfering with real reality? We have already seen contrived videos where the average person cannot discern it is not the speaker they see but an ‘actors’ emulation to deceive and anyone familiar with numerous photo editing programs can make quite convincing fake scenes.

Rather than being impressed I find the speed of development and capability in the wild to be worrisome because of its misuse.