Ars Technica has an interesting report on a study from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab into the effects of augmented reality on people’s social interactions with others. Researchers asked the question: "How does the world change when people are basically seeing ghosts all the time?"

The study found that layering computer-generated content, like someone's avatar, onto a real-world environment will influence people's behavior as if that person were really present. The researchers described the results of three recent experiments on the impact of AR on social interactions in a new paper in PLOS ONE.

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