Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?

I’m putting the liars on notice.

The most underappreciated application for the combination of augmented reality (A.R.) and artificial intelligence (A.I.) is persistent lie detection.

Smartphones and smart glasses will soon support apps that show you in real time whether the person you’re talking to is telling the truth or lying.

Imagine how that will affect business meetings, sales presentations, job interviews and department status updates.

(Not to mention political speech. Some 35 years ago, late-night talk show host Johnny Carson imagined what it would be like if politicians were hooked up to lie detectors.)

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Better charts. Smarter lookups. Your Excel spreadsheets made better.

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Are you the nerd at the holiday party sequestered at the kitchen table, surrounded by empties, trading tips with the other spreadsheet junkie in town? You grouse over VLOOKUP, high five each other’s complex formula strings, and bemoan chart failures that made you scream. But this is the most fun you’ve had since you got your Ham Radio License.

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