Augmented reality and education
min. 5:40 all of us are 3d creatures our brain is 00:14 the most powerful 3d computer in the 00:18 world we have evolved to think and store 00:21 memory in three dimensions in fact when 00:26 we look at information on a flat piece 00:27 of paper on a computer screen it takes 00:30 some time for a brain to translate that 00:32 back in into 3d for us to use it you all 00:37 have seen TV shows featuring memory 00:39 artists those amazing human beings who 00:42 can remember sequences of thousands of 00:45 numbers and names 00:47 well memory artists they use a trick 00:51 they create a 3d image of a familiar 00:54 Street or room in the head and then they 00:57 store the information along the street 00:59 to be able to recall it later I'm 01:02 actually using this trick right now to 01:04 remember this talk so why am I telling 01:09 you this because the fact that we can 01:12 tap in to our 3d computer in our head is 01:15 the biggest promise that a technology 01:18 called augmented reality holds for all 01:21 of us this technology will dramatically 01:25 change how we interact with data it will 01:29 decrease our learning curve and it will 01:31 increase our brain's productivity I 01:34 believe that augmented reality is going 01:38 to be the next big platform for 01:40 productivity in general but for sharing 01:43 information in particular like Iron Man 01:47 we will soon be surrounded by data in 3d 01:51 models that we can actually grab and 01:53 interact with some say as soon as the 01:56 year 2025 another promise that augmented 02:02 reality holds for us is that instead of 02:04 isolating us even more it will free us 02:07 from the tiny addictive 02:09 screens in our hands and we'll take the 02:12 data and place it all around us even 02:15 though recent news stories would want to 02:18 make you believe augment reality is all 02:20 about chasing pokemons into traffic a 02:24 few years ago I took my wife to visit a 02:29 Holocaust Memorial in Germany as we 02:32 walked through the old building of this 02:35 concentration camp we stopped in a room 02:37 that didn't seem to have much 02:39 significance until we read the tiny sign 02:43 on the wall while we're reading the 02:46 description of the room we could feel 02:48 the cold chill of the history of this 02:50 room running down our necks at the same 02:53 time I remember a group of teenagers 02:55 probably a group of high school students 02:58 passing through the room some of them 03:01 chatting but most of them engaged with 03:03 their phones none of them had noticed 03:08 the sign on the wall we knew that the 03:11 room we were standing in was a room 03:14 where prisoners had been dissected after 03:16 being exposed to brutal and forceful 03:18 experiments with poisonous gas and 03:21 experimental drugs for the students this 03:24 information was completely lost this 03:30 theme of trying to improve how we share 03:33 information has always fascinated me as 03:38 a communications expert I've always 03:42 looked for some sort of solution to make 03:45 knowledge transfer easier faster and 03:48 more Universal augmented reality will 03:53 completely change how we learn how we 03:58 work and perhaps how we think and I 04:03 would like to give you a little example 04:05 of that this is the work desk of the 04:09 future and this is the meta to the most 04:14 advanced augmented reality headset on 04:16 the market this device allows me to put 04:20 3d images and Holograms 04:23 me and put them in space and let me 04:25 interact with them so let me take you on 04:29 a little thought experiment 04:30 imagine I'm an engineering student and 04:33 I'm writing a paper about something that 04:38 is engineered and is an engineering 04:41 genius 04:41 and because I'm a space nerd I want to 04:43 write about the International Space 04:45 Station so what I'm doing is I'm 04:47 probably going to Wikipedia and look up 04:49 some information here it is I pulled up 04:51 a browser window and I pulled up a 04:55 browser window and I look at it and now 04:59 I touch it and I see a higher energy 3d 05:04 model of the International Space Station 05:05 in front of my face instead of the 05:08 picture that only gives me one angle I 05:10 have multiple angles now I can actually 05:11 look at it and see how it works and how 05:14 everything works together and then I can 05:18 look at it from a different angle and 05:20 truly understand how this is floating 05:23 above us in space because I want to 05:30 obviously get an a on my paper I need to 05:33 know a little more about how this device 05:35 works so how this building works so with 05:40 a flip of my finger I can explode it and 05:42 look at all the detail and if I want to 05:44 see a little bit what's happening here I 05:46 can zoom in and take a look and see how 05:49 this all is working together but I don't 05:53 know what some of these parts are to be 05:55 honest so there's some information 05:57 embedded in this 3d model so again with 06:00 a flick of my finger I can pull it up 06:02 and I look at it and I understand how 06:05 this all works together so I guess this 06:06 is the Columbus module well this is an 06:12 example of what you can do with any 3d 06:15 model in the world and the worldwide 06:20 database of 3d models is only growing by 06:23 the hour 06:33 so this was just a quick example what 06:37 you can build with a toolkit that is 06:39 available from us for the worldwide 06:42 community of developers this toolkit 06:44 will let you build truly immersive 06:47 augmented reality experiences 06:49 applications that actually work best 06:52 with your brain augmented reality is 06:57 currently in the developer phase some of 07:00 the smartest people in the world are 07:02 creating apps and applications that will 07:04 dramatically change the way how we 07:06 interface with data but soon this 07:10 technology will be available for all of 07:12 us through smart classes or even contact 07:16 lenses I really believe that soon 07:21 augmented reality devices will surpass 07:24 the current 2.6 billion smartphone users 07:28 in the world through augmented reality 07:32 and neuroscience we can create amazing 07:36 things we will improve education and 07:40 productivity and we will unlock amazing 07:45 untapped potential within the next few 07:47 years 07:49 similar to how emerging economies skip 07:53 the landline and went straight to the 07:55 cellular phone system 07:56 I wonder why don't we skip the tablets 07:59 and the screens in the classroom and go 08:02 straight from the chalkboard to the 08:04 three-dimensional space 08:09 imagine a surgeon explaining an upcoming 08:14 brain surgery with a 3d brain scan to 08:18 her patient imagine a professor teaching 08:24 the human genome with a DNA string 08:27 floating in front of his students 08:30 imagine students walking through a 08:34 museum or through nature exploring the 08:38 concepts with information in augmented 08:40 reality 08:41 the applications are truly endless this 08:46 is the future we're going to live in it 08:50 is up to us the thinkers the artists the 08:55 scientists and the educational experts 08:58 to create something meaningful something 09:01 that will let us build a more connected 09:04 and a better world thank you very much 09:07 [Applause]
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