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Augmented Reality app lets you see Israel as Jesus did

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Augmented Reality app lets you see Israel as Jesus did
How would you like to see what Jesus saw with his eyes? A new Augmented Reality app called Architip brings the sites of ancient Israel right to your smartphone screen. With the app installed, hold your phone up to the Dome of the Rock and on your screen you will see the Second Temple, an ancient historical landmark destroyed hundreds of years ago. Old paintings become the freshly completed works of art that they once were.

"At the end of the day, we want to take this global. For this generation growing up with mass media, everything is visual, and with sight being our most important sense, this technology is in the right time."-Yaron Benvenisti, co-creator Architip

While Architip currently works only in Israel, app co-creator Yaron Benvenisti says that he would like to take it global. Currently, Architip is in private beta testing, which means that it cannot be found in any app store at the moment. But when people worry about where technology is going, this is one use of it that can provide a better understanding of the locations where historical events took place. It is also a way for modern man to connect with the past.



source: FOXNews via NYPost

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posted on 26 Jun 2013, 15:07 1

1. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1361; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


nice title :)

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 15:29

2. the_s2 (Posts: 200; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Was that meant to be sarcastic? :)

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 15:46

4. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1361; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


If you say so...

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 20:10 1

14. akki20892 (Posts: 2701; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


why tha haal ifona waz thaer

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 00:29 2

15. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1361; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


RIP ENGLISH

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 20:31

25. akki20892 (Posts: 2701; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hel yae

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 15:40

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2071; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Jesus saw God, so unless it's an official app from the Pope, I don't think we can take S.O.G.'s perspective here.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 15:53 1

5. AlanB412 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Didn't realize the Pope was a replacement for Jesus when it came to things like this. Let me go write him a letter requesting he make this app himself. I'm sure he's managed to keep his Java and C++ skills up to scratch between his papal duties.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 15:56

6. quakan (Posts: 1084; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


The Pope's perspective is irrelevant here. This isn't really so much Jesus Goggles but more so see how Israel once was based on remains and historical context. Also, if this app is supposed to show us what Israel looked like thousands of years ago, during and before Jesus existed, then wouldn't it be safe to say that all Christian religions wouldn't have an input since they didn't exist?

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 16:26 2

7. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I won't comment on Israel or Jesus, but the idea of this is absolutely cool. Kind of digitally reviving the past glory of any landmark sounds like it could be a great tool for tourism. Maybe using NFC to download an app at a landmark?

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 16:55

8. MartianMe (unregistered)


Wow..WTF?..I can't believe there's people out there that still believe in the biggest lie of all time...shoot your self in the head if you're one of them. :)

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 17:07 4

9. ocilfa (Posts: 300; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


People say that the religious can be extreme(I agree at times), but comments like this put you on a whole different level.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 17:59

10. MartianMe (unregistered)


yeah because religion and religious people are so peaceful right??...religion is always on a whole different level ..

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 18:29 4

11. FlushGordon (unregistered)


JESUS never existed

The Whole Father-Son-Holy Spirit virgin birth thing is a blatant rip-off from Persian and Egyptian myths (Mithras and Horus) which was written hundreds of years before Jesus

Christianity is a lie, it was created to make you feel afraid , dependent and submissive

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 19:29 4

12. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


that's OK....Jesus still loves you.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 20:05

13. Edmund (Posts: 647; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


"Christianity is a lie, it was created to make you feel afraid , dependent and submissive"

mmm... sounds like Authoritarianism and/or Sovereignty (ie government), which I can say for a fact, does exist

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 01:12 1

16. Trex95 (Posts: 523; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Jesus it does exist

The whole father-son-holy spirit virgin it's a lie Jesus it's not son of the GOD, Jesus it's a prophet and messenger of the GOD, GOD it's all mighty. GOD rise Jesus to him and he will come back again.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 06:46

18. Lifengineer (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


I can see you are a muslim and probably shiite!
Well guess what?! Jesus surely exist and the trinity is in his Whole Glory and for sure Mary is a virgin.
You will see that once you're dead and you discover that mohammed was just a normal guy (that might even not be in heaven because he mislead a lot of people) and that there's no mermades in heaven or eating or sleeping or sex...
Jesus will receive you gladly and will always love you whatever you say.
Sorry if that felt harsh, I don't mean it like that really. It's just the harsh truth.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:31

19. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


you know very little about Islam (also Trex95's english is RIP). According to muslim belief, jesus DOES exist and Mary IS a virgin, Mohammad IS a normal man. the only difference is that muslims dont believe that Jesus was God's son or a demi-god and was just a normal human being as well. he and mohammad are two of 124,000 messengers chosen to guide humanity, mohammad being the last one. GOD is not like any of his creations, so giving him mortal attributes and saying that he reproduces is nonsense, he wouldnt degrade himself to the likes of his creations.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 07:58

20. Lifengineer (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Well let me tell you that I know A LOT about islam since I'm living in a muslim environment in an arab country ;-)
I know Jesus exist in islam and they suppose he is a prophet and that Mary is a virgin and that Jesus spoke when he was a newborn to say that Mary is a virgin when she was asked about that. Believe me I know a lot...
I was replying on his reply because he said "The whole father-son-holy spirit virgin it's a lie"!!!
Yeah we can argue a lot about it and I agree "GOD is not like any of his creations" but "Jesus is not one of his creations"! That's the key! He said "WE ARE ONE"...
I know it's hard to UNDERSTAND it! That's why you should BELIEVE in it! That's why it's called a faith!
GOD bless!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:59 1

21. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


well, i dont like arguing on religion, plus this is a tech site so yeah. To each his own belief. You stick with yours i stick with mine. We dont believe in trinity coz we believe there is one god without multiple manifestations and its hard for us to understand how or why god would exist in human form or would want to physically present himself on earth if you are trying to say jesus is an extension of god's will, why would he need to do that if he has angels that he can send instead? Anyway, im not discussing religion anymore, btw THAT CAMERA COMPARISON WAS TRULY BIASED!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 01:39

17. Mohamed_Abdulkareem (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 May 2012)


"hold your phone up to the Dome of the Rock and on your screen you will see the Second Temple" what an epic poor lie. Israeli developer must be courted for his pue obvious sheating of history and facts. however, he and his people are killers of children.so, no problem to lie about Jesus too.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:41

22. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1228; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


*grabs popcorn

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:56

23. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


It's called Palestine not Israel.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 11:57

24. Muzhhur (Posts: 231; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


WoW!!

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