The augmented reality can be considered as an interface between the real and virtual worlds. To express it more clearly, it must have, for us, the following three features:
-Combine the real world and the real time virtual data
-Be interactive real time
-to use a 3D space
What are the various uses of the augmented reality ?
Altough numerous examples are bound to the vision, the augmented reality can increase in any five senses.
The augmented reality appears more and more in the games for example with the XBOX or the concept being to delete all the commands and the joysticks by replacing them by facial , vocal expressions and eye movement.
The augmented reality also allows “to playful” more commercial applications (ex : by installing a video game in the case of a construction set with the new technology of A.R.
The A.R allows to plan size of a product without moving in a store thanks to an image code and a webcam.
The most appropriate use would be in facial recognition to link to the digital identity.
The A.R is present since several years in the industry (as the virtual reality moreover). The uses range from the training to the manufacturing’s control, or from aiding for establishing activities to visualising data.
To conclude the A.R is increasingly present in our everyday environment. It can bring numerous benefits by introducing the world Web everywhere. It so allows to develop our capacities.
Kiva Microfunds is a non-profit organization that allows people to lend money in developing countries via the internet to low income using local lending companies and organizations as intermediaries. Lenders can find the business and entrepreneur they want to lend to based on region, business type, risk level, etc. Kiva raises money from individual entrepreneurs and transfers it to Field partners which are local microfinance institutions in developing countries that find, track and manage entrepreneurs and then disburse and collect the microloans.
Each borrower has a page with details and they tell you why and what the loan is going to be used for. You can also see on that page the total amount raised from other lenders and the loan maturity (usually 6 to 12 months).
When loans have been repaid in full they are transferred back to Kiva and then to Kiva lenders via PayPal. Kiva pioneered the concept of allowing local field partners to post individual loan stories for funding by individuals over the Internet.
This is the kiva’s profile of the woman we want to help. We choose to help her because as student just like her, we felt concerned about it. Everybody should has his chance to study, and to make his dream come alive. Moreover, we felt moved by her situation : she studies by herself because she works in the morning and in afternoon in a private business in order to raise money. Then, she needs money not just for her, she also wants to help her famlily. Finally, we felt involved because she wants to study business, just like us, so we felt close to her. In a nutshell, we were affected by her generosity, and by her willigness to have a better future and to make her whishes come true.
Please, if you feel concerned and you want to do a little thing, go on our Facebook page we created to help her!
This video deals with Virtual identities, in fact, you can go to our glossary, to see what it means. Nevertheless, I’m going to explain a little big what’s the main goal of it :
VIRTUAL IDENTITIES means that you’ve got some digital tattoo.
That is to say, you’ve got some ghosts that follow you into the web : your facebook profile, your blogs, everything you’ve done in your life (almost everything) is linked to internet !
watch out, because it’s really dangerous, it paves the way to dangerous things..
This video introduced social media, above all, the number of people who signed in.
Check it up, it’s show the impact of them on our lives. But also, the danger of it.
This video shows, by a metaphor, the circle and the improvement of Social Media.
What’s striking to note, is that, this ice cream is not just a flavor and unique, it’s that people can help each others to improve themselves. So that, social ice cream “by the people for the people” => is a new way to provide feedback and to provide your ideas