▲ ▼ Making books interactive via AR and VR
Imagine for a moment, the world as imagined by J.R.R Tolkien, George R.R Martin, H.G. Wells etc. coming to life before our eyes when the pages of 'The Lord of the Rings' or 'A Song of Ice and Fire' or 'The War of the Worlds' etc. are seen via smartphone or via Virtual Reality headsets.
I feel, we can breathe a new life to the even century old fictional books by making use of the advancement of the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies. The authors mentioned above are world builders first and authors next. Their worlds, deserves to be seen with fresh technologies as and when it is available.
Besides, in the age of instant gratification and limited attention span an interactive experience when consuming content from the physical books should go in a long way to improve reading habits according to me. So, there seems to be need gap for AR, VR services which could make books interactive.