Augmented reality, augmented community? Tinder, AI and the changing practices of dating… Brave new world? #mscedc

Hum, picking up on themes of the rich plurality of digital cultures, and the ‘wild west’ theme drawn from yesterday’s ‘Thinking Allowed’ post, this caught my eye this morning.

Online dating is not my thing…. what struck me here, though, was the reference to “augmented reality”, and the predictions of changes in offline behaviour that online technologies bring.

In some ways, nothing new, but something worth noting. Augmented reality is far more flexible and potentially wide reaching than virtual reality. Rather than simulation, the similarities and differences brought about be technical restructuring are possibly far more interesting, and far more challenging.

Whether in dating, or in education…