Chris Kluwe is a retired NFL punter who believes augmented reality, a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, is on the verge of becoming everyday reality. He believes that the use of augmented reality in sports brings fans closer to the game then ever.
An avid video gamer, Kluwe has also made a name for himself by appearances and playing games online. Expanding his reach into literature, Kluwe has also written a science-fiction book Prime: A Genesis Series Event, and a collection of short stories, titled Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies.
Kluwe is confident that the applications of augmented reality can span far outside of sports. He believes that this tool can eventually be used to make societal changes, specifically building empathy for people around the world.
The former professional football player is no stranger to controversy, and has been very outspoken about LGBT rights. His stance sullied his relationship with his team and with the league, eventually landing him outside the NFL. Kluwe enjoyed his time in the NFL but is excited about his endeavors after football, and his opportunity to help others. He believes that there is more to life than his career.
This week on Full Frame, Mike Walter sits down with Kluwe to discuss the potential of augmented reality, and his decision to risk his career to make a stand for civil rights.
Follow Chris Kluwe on Twitter: @ChrisWarcraft