Augmented reality technology has the potential to change the way we live, work and play. But as with any new technology, there are unique challenges that come with this shift. It’s time to start thinking about AR privacy and security issues before they become huge problems.
AR technology comes with unique challenges and opportunities
With the rise of AR technology, we are presented with both challenges and opportunities. The technology itself is still relatively new, so it’s hard to predict how it will impact society. However, there are some things we do know:
- AR technology can be used for good or bad purposes (e.g., tracking someone without their knowledge)
- There are many privacy concerns that come with using AR (e.g., your location being monitored by apps like Pokémon Go)
A new wave of tradeoffs will have to be made
You may be wondering, how does AR change the way we interact with the world? Well, let’s start by saying that it’s not just about putting virtual objects in front of you and then interacting with them. It can also involve taking your head out of the game (if you will) to look around at your surroundings while still being able to see what’s going on around you!
This means that users will have access to more information than ever before: they can see where they’re going through their phone screen while also paying attention to their surroundings. This type of technology is exciting because it allows people who have trouble walking or navigating spaces safely–such as those who are blind–to navigate public areas more easily than ever before.
It’s time to start thinking about AR privacy
In the context of AR, privacy refers to the ability to control who can see and use your data. This is a challenging problem because there are many stakeholders involved in this process: users themselves, service providers and third parties who want access to user data but may not be authorized by users.
Users should be able to decide whether their location is shared with certain apps or services and what kind of information about them (such as age or gender) is made available outside of their control. They also need tools for controlling how much personal information they share with others when using an app or service that requires registration through Facebook Connect or some other form of authentication mechanism (e-mail address).
It’s important to consider the impact of augmented reality on our society.
As you can see, the future of AR is not set in stone. It’s up to us to shape it and make decisions that will have long-term effects on our society. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the challenges facing augmented reality today:
- Privacy concerns
- Security threats
- The need for more research into how people use AR and what they expect from it
AR is a new technology that will shape our future. It has the potential for great good, but also for great harm. Our goal should be to use this technology in ways that benefit society as a whole and keep people safe from harm.