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Augmented Reality: The Good and the Bad

Author: Brianna Hang

Editors: Shannon Tan and Liane Xu

Artist: Doris Tan

Caught in the whirlwind of technological advancements, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality are just two of many new ways that allow us to experience a whole new world of possibilities! AR creates an interactive experience by enhancing reality with perceptual computer-generated sensors that include visual, auditory, and touch. On the other hand, virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation that mimics the experience of reality often through the use of headsets for a full immersion. Taking a closer look at AR, scientists are looking at the advantages and disadvantages of an enhanced reality, that will bring a change towards education, medicine, and tourism.