This immersive AR Earth model provides a highly entertaining and tech-infused way of learning about our home planet. A collective of scientists, called AstroReality, from San Francisco launched a Kickstarter that offers essentially two products. One is a 3D-printed and carefully handpainted model of Earth. The other one is an AR and AI-driven app that essentially is the core of the immersive experience.
The AR Earth model is packed with countless data points that can be accessed to unlock information about "our planet's geological changes, wildlife, weather patterns and more." Perhaps it is the physicality of the product, its extension to the digital landscape and the educational value that make the AR Earth model so popular. The project was fully funded in just two hours, with more days to go.