If you've seen the 2002 film "The Ring," you probably have the terrifying scene in which Samara crawls out of a television permanently seared into your memory. Thanks to augmented reality, you can now experience that for yourself and you know, not sleep for a month.
Augmented reality, though rather neat in concept, has been pretty slow to catch on. The idea is simple: instead of looking at screens, allow us to look at the world normally with the addition of extra virtual elements, such as information about a restaurant you're walking by, Pokémon in a game, or in this case, a terrifying recreation of a classic movie scene that allows you to experience it yourself. In case you forgot the scene or haven't seen the film, check it out below (warning: it's a bit disturbing):
Programmer Abhishek Singh sought to recreate the memorable moment in augmented reality using the Unity platform, and the result (in the top video) is rather unnerving (and I suspect even more so when you're the one wearing the glasses). I see many, many funny pranks in the future of the technology. I also see many sleepless nights in my future after having watched the recreation.