Augmented Reality promises to bridge the last few inches between the computer screen and our brain.

Visualisation of an aircraft’s attitude indicator – one of a plane’s most vital navigation instrument – was given a crucial lift in the 1980s when Thomas Furness helped develop the head-up display. In this article Furness, widely regarded as the father of augmented reality, talks about his hopes – and fears – for the technology he pioneered.

Words: Ana Garcia del Barrio and Graham Pearcey

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