Governments and public bodies are often criticized for being slow-moving and tardy when it comes to reacting to the needs of their populace.
Augmented Reality could cut away bureaucracy and give governments a direct way to inform, educate and guide their citizens in real-time according to the most pressing needs.
The average person does not know where policies and regulatory frameworks are created, let alone how they can go about affecting them. Augmented Reality could move these into the real world to give residents the power to directly make their voices and preferences heard. New buildings and projects could be overlayed upon reality and residents would be able to make their feedback and preferences known directly.
Take, for instance, complex traffic systems in urban centres: emergency service vehicles could use AR-infused vehicles that plot the fastest route to assist them. Police officers could be provided with real-time information directly via their AR devices to keep themselves and the populace safe.
Using Augmented Reality, public sector workers will be able to visualize pipelines, call up schedules and planning, and communicate more easily with their colleagues. Efficient and accurate access to the right data will improve efficiency and lower costs.
It becomes ever more difficult to captivate the attention of visitors of musea. Using innovative Augmented Reality applications, the audience can experience the exhibitions in different and more engaging ways. Works of art come to life and can tell a story that sticks to the visitors. Statues, parks and other attractions can be augmented to provide visitors and residents alike with colourful detail and a deeper insight into what makes different places so special. Have a look at what Impossible Things is doing!