Welcome back to the In Reality podcast, covering all things Augmented & Virtual Reality. In Reality features industry news, commentary, and perspective from AR/VR veterans and experts.

In Reality is co-hosted by Marxent’s Joe Johnson and Joe Bardi. Johnson is the Creative Director at Marxent, and has been in the AR/VR industry for four and a half years following a stint on Microsoft’s Office UX team. Bardi is Marxent’s Senior Content Strategist, and has been in the industry for a year, after having spent more than a decade in print and TV media.

This week, the topic is Paypal, which has filed a patent that proposes a world where people can interact — monetarily — with anything they can see. The patent, flavorfully titled “Using Augmented Reality to Determine Information” describes a system that allows for digital transactions — using paypal, naturally — with objects in the physical world. Let’s go shopping!

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We’ll be back next week for another episode of In Reality.