Ideas | Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

The perils of augmented reality

For a quick demo of augmented reality, download the free app at

Tilt your screen flat (or grab a copy of the Sunday print edition and go to page K3), fire up the app, point it at this comic, and see a “Space Elevator” come out of your screen.

Kelly and Zach Weinersmith are the authors of “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.”