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The rise of augmented reality

A player at the Pokémon Go event held at the Tottori Sand Dunes in Western Japan. Photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Pokémon Go gave us an early look at augmented reality it in the summer of 2016, and now the tech giants of the world are also launching their own AR technology, which will open the way for a lot of AR apps to pop up over the next year.

In the next few years, we're going to see AR develop significantly and start to break through to the mainstream. Once that happens, it will effect almost every aspect of daily life — from entertainment and work to education and transportation.