The augmented reality cloud will probably be one of the most important pieces of digital real estate in the next few years, and China has no intention of being left out of the virtual land grab.
During Huawei's Developer Conference this weekend
The system is called Cyberverse, and it appears to be a system that wants to combine it with the content of its content Real-world environments with persistent AR information and interactive interfaces.
If the name sounds familiar, that's because of the beloved Transformers science fiction empire got to it first when it launched Transformers Cyberverse last year. Still, in the realm of the real world, Huawei could have come up with a much worse moniker (even though "cyber" is a bit retro).
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According to China-based tech blog Pandaily the Cyberverse system wants to offer "high-precision mapping services to users across 1,000 locations around the globe, enhancing the capabilities of
These higher-speed 5G wireless networks are looking for an access point into the way through the world. "
And, like many AR initiatives currently in play, 5G wireless wants to play a central role in the system. That last part might have been about the Cyberverse in the previous 48 hours (at least if you're in the US). Huawei is still working in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
However, major markets like the UK, Germany, Russia, India, Brazil, and others are still working with the Chinese company on 5G rollout plans.
What's at stake is not just access to user data. As AR hardware continues to weaken into mainstream wearables and is becoming more integrated into 5G networks, these higher-speed wireless networks are aiming to access the world through AR lenses.
Like Magic Leap's "Magicverse" vision touted last year, Huawei's Cyberverse is now looking at the future of the AR cloud.
Now, it's just a matter of which companies are willing to leave "Multiverses" of the future.
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