Most people wouldn't choose to encounter a shark up close, in person.
But what if it was swimming around behind the safety of your screen?
Google demonstrated that it's not a far-fetched possibility today with a video demonstrating it's search engine's upcoming augmented reality feature. The technology was introduced in a presentation at Google's I/O keynote.
AR shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo...#io19 https://t.co/yHIMdBjhDb— Google (@Google)1557258308.0
Check out the new feature below:
ARe you seeing this?! With new AR features in Search rolling out later this month, you can place, view and interact… https://t.co/aY9oUzOIVE— Google (@Google)1557249142.0
Though augmented reality isn't new—the New York Times and Snapchat's apps often make use of it. However, the use of the technology in the search function opens up a wealth of possibilities to process information.
Users could examine 3-D renderings, gain more assurance from online shopping, and much more.
Often, seeing is understanding. New features in Google Search and Google Lens use the camera, computer vision and A… https://t.co/ZVmzYr4xH3— Google (@Google)1557249670.0
While we still don't know just how many search results will be endowed with AR, many are already intrigued at the prospect.
@Google You guys are absolutely amazing.... I love Google so much right now.— Henny '#TrumpResign' Roggy (@Henny '#TrumpResign' Roggy)1557249718.0
@Google #AR magic! Weldone @Google looking forward to experiencing this soon— Philip Booyens (@Philip Booyens)1557256874.0
@Google Love it— Adentity (@Adentity)1557249254.0
Your search results are about to get much more interesting.