Going to Rio de Janeiro? Your smartphone will be useful
QR codes (Quick Response codes) are the norm now, and the city has found a neat way to blend modern technology with the traditional environment. Rio de Janeiro has started to embed QR codes as mosaics within the trademark black and white sidewalks that are all over the city.
Two codes have been installed at Arpoador, a landmark boulder that is found at Ipanema beach, which is known for surfing and spectacular views of the beach and city. The beach is also known for being dog friendly too.
Tourists will find embedded QR codes throughout Rio de Janeiro offering fun facts and maps about the city
Rio has plans to install 30 QR codes at various sites which should give ample access to tourists while preserving the historic designs found there. It will certainly prove useful for people that will be visiting during the run up to the Olympics in 2016.
source: The Telegraph
1. cripton805 (Posts: 942; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
Future civilizations will look at these formations, place them in museums, and wonder WTF it is. Lmao.
2. phil2n (Posts: 473; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Maybe the will think QR codes as portal, in the years 2 thousands, for the people on the year 4 thousands..
4. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
They'll think it means the end of the world and then when it hits 4013, nothing will happen and everyone will go back to their lives.
6. TheMan (Posts: 407; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
When I first saw the headline, I thought it referred to Rio's reputation for kidnapping. Perhaps there's an app for that?