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How Augmented Reality Will Change Education Completely | Florian Radke | TEDxGateway

How Augmented Reality Will Change Education Completely | Florian Radke | TEDxGateway
all of us are 3d creatures our brain is the most powerful 3d computer in the world we have evolved to think and store memory in three dimensions in fact when we look at information on a flat piece of paper on a computer screen it takes some time for a brain to translate that back in into 3d for us to use it you all have seen TV shows featuring memory artists those amazing human beings who can remember sequences of thousands of numbers and names well memory artists they use a trick they create a
how augmented reality will change education completely florian radke tedxgateway
3d image of a familiar Street or room in the head and then they store the information along the street to be able to recall it later I'm actually using this trick right now to remember this talk so why am I telling you this because the fact that we can tap in to our 3d computer in our head is the biggest promise that a technology called

augmented

reality

holds for all of us this technology

will

dramatically

change

how we interact with data it

will

decrease our learning curve and it

will

increase our brain's productivity I believe that

augmented

reality

is going to be the next big platform for productivity in general but for sharing information in particular like Iron Man we

will

soon be surrounded by data in 3d models that we can actually grab and interact with some say as soon as the year 2025 another promise that

augmented

reality

holds for us is that instead of isolating us even more it

will

free us from the tiny addictive screens in our hands and we'll take the data
and place it all around us even though recent news stories would want to make you believe augment

reality

is all about chasing pokemons into traffic a few years ago I took my wife to visit a Holocaust Memorial in Germany as we walked through the old building of this concentration camp we stopped in a room that didn't seem to have much significance until we read the tiny sign on the wall while we're reading the description of the room we could feel the cold chill of the history of this
room running down our necks at the same time I remember a group of teenagers probably a group of high school students passing through the room some of them chatting but most of them engaged with their phones none of them had noticed the sign on the wall we knew that the room we were standing in was a room where prisoners had been dissected after being exposed to brutal and forceful experiments with poisonous gas and experimental drugs for the students this information was

completely

lost this
how augmented reality will change education completely florian radke tedxgateway
theme of trying to improve how we share information has always fascinated me as a communications expert I've always looked for some sort of solution to make knowledge transfer easier faster and more Universal

augmented

reality

will

completely

change

how we learn how we work and perhaps how we think and I would like to give you a little example of that this is the work desk of the future and this is the meta to the most advanced

augmented

reality

headset on the market this device allows me to
put 3d images and Holograms me and put them in space and let me interact with them so let me take you on a little thought experiment imagine I'm an engineering student and I'm writing a paper about something that is engineered and is an engineering genius and because I'm a space nerd I want to write about the International Space Station so what I'm doing is I'm probably going to Wikipedia and look up some information here it is I pulled up a browser window and I pulled up a
browser window and I look at it and now I touch it and I see a higher energy 3d model of the International Space Station in front of my face instead of the picture that only gives me one angle I have multiple angles now I can actually look at it and see how it works and how everything works together and then I can look at it from a different angle and truly understand how this is floating above us in space because I want to obviously get an a on my paper I need to know a little more about how
this device works so how this building works so with a flip of my finger I can explode it and look at all the detail and if I want to see a little bit what's happening here I can zoom in and take a look and see how this all is working together but I don't know what some of these parts are to be honest so there's some information embedded in this 3d model so again with a flick of my finger I can pull it up and I look at it and I understand how this all works together so I guess this
how augmented reality will change education completely florian radke tedxgateway
is the Columbus module well this is an example of what you can do with any 3d model in the world and the worldwide database of 3d models is only growing by the hour so this was just a quick example what you can build with a toolkit that is available from us for the worldwide community of developers this toolkit

will

let you build truly immersive

augmented

reality

experiences applications that actually work best with your brain

augmented

reality

is currently in the developer phase some of the
smartest people in the world are creating apps and applications that

will

dramatically

change

the way how we interface with data but soon this technology

will

be available for all of us through smart classes or even contact lenses I really believe that soon

augmented

reality

devices

will

surpass the current 2.6 billion smartphone users in the world through

augmented

reality

and neuroscience we can create amazing things we

will

improve

education

and productivity and we

will

unlock amazing
untapped potential within the next few years similar to how emerging economies skip the landline and went straight to the cellular phone system I wonder why don't we skip the tablets and the screens in the classroom and go straight from the chalkboard to the three-dimensional space imagine a surgeon explaining an upcoming brain surgery with a 3d brain scan to her patient imagine a professor teaching the human genome with a DNA string floating in front of his students imagine students walking
through a museum or through nature exploring the concepts with information in

augmented

reality

the applications are truly endless this is the future we're going to live in it is up to us the thinkers the artists the scientists and the

education

al experts to create something meaningful something that

will

let us build a more connected and a better world thank you very much