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An article in the May 2007 issue of Phys Rev E describes mixed reality states in an interreality system (http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v75/e057201). Perhaps this article would benefit from the definition of these terms in the context of physics and the natural sciences. It seems that in the paper, "mixed reality" refers to a coherent state where the virtual system and the real system are correlated, while "dual reality" refers to the two systems displaying uncorrelated motion. "Interreality system" refers to the big total system comprising the virtual system and the real system. In this case, it seems the "interreality" is used the same way as in J. van Kokswijk, Human, Telecoms & Internet as Interface to Interreality (Bergboek, Langedijk, 2003).
Article seems inaccurate
It seems to me that mixed reality is a *generalization* of augmented reality, not a specialization. Also, this article would certainly benefit from an illustration of Milgram's continuum. Dragice 22:12, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
In my experience Augmented reality and Mixed reality are interchangeable terms. Article should be merged with Augmented reality in my opinion Serg3d2 14:33, 28 October 2006 (UTC)]
Often Augmented Reality is correctly used interchangeably with Mixed Reality, as that is exactly what the Mixed Reality in question is producing. However Mixed Reality may also be used to describe an Augmented Virtuality environment, and is therefore definitely not always the same thing.
According to Milgram's model, it is obvious that Mixed Reality is more general than Augmented Reality. These terms should certainly **not** be used interchangeably. However, because wikipedia is not a dictionary, it would make sense to merge these two articles. We can also hope one day we'll have a paragraph on augmented virtuality. Dragice 01:59, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
(Reply) As we know MR is not AR, so why should they be merged? If anything AR should be merged into MR, as it is a specialisation of MR. But I don't think this would enhance the encyclopaedia in any particular way. MR is not a word, it is a topic, and an encyclopaedia is usually "a reference source containing information on a variety of topics".
It seems to me that it would be a bad idea to merge Mixed Reality with Augmented Reality, since Mixed Reality encompasses both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. It is a common mistake to believe MR and AR are interchangeable, due to the use of MR by some organizations and brands (as Nokia) instead of AR. —Preceding unsigned comment added by LionelMoi (talk • contribs) 11:49, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
I agree that the mixed reality page should be separate from augmented reality but it's a tough call. Mixed reality is an overarching concept focused on the experience of reality itself. Augmented reality is part of the virtuality continuum but mixed reality is the whole continuum. The Wiki Virtuality continuum page has a diagram which makes sense to me. It's an overarching concept within which augmented reality sits. Simply because people are inaccurate with their use of the terms isn't reason to merge the concepts. Augmented reality is often used to describe applications which use GPS information and Google Maps without any overlay on the viewer's visual field in media articles however in my opinion this is not augmented reality. Morethanhuman (talk) 11:13, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
- I'm not sure every point on the spectrum needs its own article, since they are in effect the same thing to different degrees. It's unclear the distinct terms for different degrees have much traction beyond the original authors. Probably reality–virtuality continuum is enough to explain the uncommon terms augmented virtuality and mixed reality. Augmented reality is a bit more mainstream and might cover the actual technologies involved where both real and computer-generated elements are visible at the same time. -- Beland (talk) 16:58, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
On the merge: Not supported...maybe the article could use some polish, but while there could be lots of crossover & confusion from people - this is not an obvious merge situation. -- IamM1rv (talk) 11:38, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
"It has been suggested that Virtuality Continuum be merged into this article."
That's tagged on the article since October 2013. Apparently there wasn't even a talk page entry yet so here's one now because I'd like to remove that tag: