Ori Inbar developed a passion for augmented reality (AR) ever since he realized that it will change every aspect of life and work we can think of. This realization has motivated him to become an industry start-up entrepreneur, a founder of a not-for-profit organization, an event organizer and a recognized speaker on topics related to augmented reality. Thus I was very happy to get him for an interview on Singularity 1 on 1.
During my conversation with Ori Inbar we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: the story behind his passion and motivation for augmented reality; the past and the present definition of augmented reality; differences between augmented reality, virtual reality and real reality; major applications for AR; the dangers and costs of militarization; Ori’s favorite augmented reality devices; issues of privacy, advertising and big brother; “wearing” vs “not-wearing” and Vernor Vinge‘s Rainbows End; the three laws of augmented reality design; Ogmento and AugmentedReality.org; transhumanism and the technological singularity…
My favorite quote that I will take away from this conversation with Ori Inbar is:
“When you think of any aspect of life or work, augmented reality is completely going to change how we do it.”
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Who is Ori Inbar?
Ori Inbar is the Founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.ORG, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR), and the producer of Augmented World Expo – the world’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the AR industry. In 2009, Ori was the co-founder and CEO of Ogmento, one of the first venture-backed companies conceived to develop and publish augmented reality games – games that are played in the real world. Ori is a recognized speaker in industry events and a sought-after advisor for AR initiatives as well as one the speakers for the upcoming ISTAS2013 conference in Toronto that I plan to attend this June 27-29.