This European City Just Digitized Itself For AR, VR, Games (Think Fortnite In A Real City)

Second Life was a fantasy world, a frontrunner in creating virtual worlds for human creativity to thrive. Modern technologies like augmented reality and mixed reality, however, are combining real and virtual elements to create exciting new possibilities for fun, work, and media.

A particularly impressive example was just announced today: virtual Helsinki.

50 square kilometers of Helsinki is now digitized into a 700-gigabyte texture-mapped 3D mesh that graphics optimization and AR cloud vendor Umbra can stream to AR and VR headsets … or even your web browser.

Get the full story in my post at Forbes …