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Seeing him buy a watch might make me suddenly have the urge to also own that watch. Scarcity is the illusion that a product is in higher demand than what it actually is, in order to to push you into buying it. Wow, it must be in high demand!

I better quickly buy it before it runs out. It effectively tricks customers by using psychological deceptions to drive home sales and increase revenue. What can we do about it? Well as a customer, you can try and identify when a site is trying to manipulate you and make a decision: either pull the plug entirely on your purchase or proceed with caution. Look out for yourself — there is no business without a customer, so place value in yourself.

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The Dark Side of Design. Hanke says that despite the many other new possibilities being opened up by AR, Niantic will continue to focus on games and maps as the best way to harness this new technology. The HoloLens is a see-through visor mounted to a head strap. You then use your hands to maneuver menus floating in front of you, choosing which apps or experiences to load.

One choice is to hang virtual screens—as in laptop or TV screens—in front of you. Wherever you are, you can insert as many of your screens as you want and work from there. Recently Tesla filed for two patents for using AR in factory production. Even the much-maligned Google Glass headset is making quiet inroads in factories.

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In the mirrorworld, everything will have a paired twin. NASA engineers pioneered this concept in the s.

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By keeping a duplicate of any machine they sent into space, they could troubleshoot a malfunctioning component while its counterpart was thousands of miles away. These twins evolved into computer simulations—digital twins. Each of its parts can be spatially represented in three dimensions and arranged in its corresponding virtual location. In the near future, such digital twins could essentially become dynamic digital simulations of the engine. But this full-size, 3D digital twin is more than a spreadsheet.

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Embodied with volume, size, and texture, it acts like an avatar. Microsoft, for its part, has expanded the notion of digital twins from objects to whole systems. The repair technician sees the virtual ghost shimmer over the real. She studies the virtual overlay to see the likely faulty parts highlighted on the actual parts. Eventually, everything will have a digital twin.

This is happening faster than you may think. The home goods retailer Wayfair displays many millions of products in its online home-furnishing catalog, but not all of the pictures are taken in a photo studio. Wayfair is now setting these digital objects loose in the wild. The app can then place a 3D object in a room and keep it anchored even as you move. With one eye on your phone, you can walk around virtual furniture, creating the illusion of a three-dimensional setting.

You can then place a virtual sofa in your den, try it out in different spots in the room, and swap fabric patterns. What you see is very close to what you get. Consumers will largely do this themselves: When someone gazes at a scene through a device, particularly wearable glasses, tiny embedded cameras looking out will map what they see. For example, the startup 6D. If I use one of these apps to take a picture of a street, it recognizes each car as a separate car-object, each streetlight as a tall object different from the nearby tree-objects, and the storefronts as planar things behind the cars—dividing the world into a meaningful order.

And that order will be continuous and connected. In the mirrorworld, objects will exist in relation to other things. Digital windows will exist in the context of a digital wall. Rather than connections generated by chips and bandwidth, the connections will be contextual, generated by AIs. Another app on my phone, Google Lens, can also see discrete objects. It is already smart enough to identify the breed of a dog, the design of a shirt, or the species of a plant.

Soon these functions will integrate. Then it will say, based on the colors and styles of the furniture you already have in the room, we recommend this color and style of sofa. May we suggest this cool lamp as well?

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Augmented reality is the technology underpinning the mirrorworld; it is the awkward newborn that will grow into a giant. You are still present, but on a different plane of reality. Think Frodo when he puts on the One Ring. The full blossoming of the mirrorworld is waiting for cheap, always-on wearable glasses. Speculation has been rising that one of the largest tech companies may be developing just such a product. Even now, wearables like watches or smart clothes can detect the proto-mirrorworld and interact with it. Everything connected to the internet will be connected to the mirrorworld.

And anything connected to the mirrorworld will see and be seen by everything else in this interconnected environment. Watches will detect chairs; chairs will detect spreadsheets; glasses will detect watches, even under a sleeve; tablets will see the inside of a turbine; turbines will see workers around them.

The rise of a massive mirrorworld will rely in part on a fundamental shift underway right now, away from phone-centric life and toward a technology that is two centuries old: the camera. To recreate a map that is as big as the globe—in 3D, no less—you need to photograph all places and things from every possible angle, all the time, which means you need to have a planet full of cameras that are always on.

We are making that distributed, all-seeing camera network by reducing cameras to pinpoint electric eyes that can be placed anywhere and everywhere. Like computer chips before them, cameras are becoming better, cheaper, and smaller every year. There may be two in your phone already and a couple more in your car. There is one in my doorbell. Most of these newer artificial eyes will be right in front of our own eyes, on glasses or in contacts, so that wherever we humans look, that scene will be captured. The heavy atoms in cameras will continue to be replaced with bits of weightless software, shrinking them down to microscopic dots scanning the environment 24 hours a day.

The laws of light will govern what is possible. New technologies bestow new superpowers. We gained super speed with jet planes, super healing powers with antibiotics, super hearing with the radio. The mirrorworld promises super vision. Just as past generations gained textual literacy in school, learning how to master the written word, from alphabets to indexes, the next generation will master visual literacy. And so began one of the most unusual trials in British criminal history. Looking around, the judge would have seen that the paintwork in the courtroom was peeling.

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The defendant stood in the front row of the public gallery, wearing shorts, flip-flops and a blue T-shirt with a Bounty logo. Stevens Raymond Christian, the island's year-old mayor, was scowling, perhaps because the suppression order had just been lifted. He, and the other accused, could be named for the first time in media reports. Steve's sister Brenda, the police officer, stood guard at the door.

Simon Moore, the Public Prosecutor, looked uncomfortable in his buttoned-up bar jacket and stiff wing collar. The lawyers were in full English court regalia, apart from horsehair wigs — the sole concession to the tropical heat. Fans pushed hot air from one corner of the low-ceilinged room to another; thin green curtains fluttered at the windows.

Through a chink, palm trees could be glimpsed.

Brenda closed the door and took a seat beside her brother.