Augmented humanity

Juergen Moritz

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Augmented Reality (AR) is commonly defined as a digital layer of information viewed on top of the physical world through a smartphone, tablet or eyewear. Increasingly, this understanding of AR is shifting to a dynamic framework of ‘smart things’, including wearable technology, sensors and artificial intelligence (AI), with the ability to intercede in key moments and to deliver contextual and meaningful experiences. The things that come into context are the logical next steps in an evolutionary development towards computers that are better able to show empathy in relation to people: even more human-oriented, anticipative and ubiquitous. Thus, this outsourcing of meaning to empathic technologies points to one of the fundamental questions concerning the relation of human and technology – the nature of the trust that users place in technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-352
Number of pages12
JournalTechnoetic Arts
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • augmented reality
  • Foucault
  • empathic technologies
  • quantified self
  • self-care
  • smart technologies
  • technologies of the self
  • trust


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