Although the basic concept of Augmented Reality was first documented in 1901, it is only since the 1990s that technology caught up with imagination and AR caught the attention of significant research efforts. One could say that AR has come of age only in the last five to ten years, as the technology moved from research to wide spread application. Without knowing it, millions of people were introduced to AR via Pokémon GO in 2016. As of late 2016, an abundance of AR development tools and Smart Glasses are available, with greater technical advancements and lower price points scheduled for release in 2017. Expect to experience AR in almost everything you see by 2020.
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