What is augmented reality?

Ever since I’ve started using my smartphone, I’ve been just so pleased with the fact that anywhere I am, I can use apps such as Layers, and Sherpa, and even Yelp to tell me what’s nearby, how other people have rated it, and what I can get there. 

Little did I know that this was the beginning of augmented reality! This new video from Common Craft explains it better than I ever could: http://www.commoncraft.com/augmented-reality-video