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What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at Venmo’s physical card, Singapore Airlines’ ingenuity and the U.S. army’s augmented canines. See the quick summary below, followed by embedded video. Stay tuned each week for more AR-related musings from Maher.

💳 Venmo released a new credit card that is more than just plastic with perks, it has built-in functionality to bridge the gap between physical and digital payments. We discuss.

✈️ Airlines have been hit hard during COVID, so Singapore Airlines came up a revenue-driving experiential stunt that repurposes their docked planes.

🐕 Augmented Reality has been tested in the military, now they’re arming canines with the tech. Is the US Army barking up the wrong tree? (Sorry, I had to).

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