As extended reality technologies become better, more seamless, and more available, our virtual space and physical space will tend to merge into one hyperreal space. When this hyperreality emerges, it will fundamentally transform our human habitat at every scale. This transformation doesn’t have to be a bad thing! Ubiquitous XR activation may actually improve the design and experience of our spaces. It may actually dissolve the barrier between internet information and sensory spatial experience. XR may help address many of the challenges of the modern city. As architects, designers and planners, it is our responsibility to advocate for a positive hyperreality and against a detrimental hyperreality.
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