Mobile devices are starting to cause the digital world to seep through in to the real world. Initially it was data and markups that started to appear to users of Layar. Now caches of digital content, including stories from Bruce Sterling are out there – waiting to be found and feverishly consumed.
Bruce’s Dead Drop service is an augmented reality Layar that is available to iPhone, Android and Symbian device owners. Users get directions to one of the many Dead Drops that have been seeded in to the augmented reality – where they can find a data access point to connected and gain access to the digital content.
More on Dead Drop is available at wired.com:
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