New ‘floating’ 3-D signs at this Japanese train station make you feel like you’re in a video game

Originally published on Sora News by Oona McGee

Blurring the lines between reality and augmented reality.

Japan is home to some of the world’s busiest train stations, and yet, somehow, the continual surge of passengers piling out of the trains and towards the exits is surprisingly smooth.

One of the reasons for the smooth passage is the many signs showing people where to go. However, depending on the setup of the station, it’s not always easy to install brightly lit overhead signs to convey all the necessary information, which is why some stations are now placing signs on the floor instead.

▼ One such station is

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