Augmented Reality Helps Solve the Rubik’s Cube

The Cult of Mac just uncovered the new iPhone app: CubeCheater.

It helps you decode your Rubik’s cube.

Take pictures of the cube’s faces with your iPhone and it will guide you through the shortest number of moves required to solve it.

Now, take it a step further and imagine the iPhone (or better yet – goggles) continuously watching your cube and cleverly guiding you on every move – for the fastest solution ever.

Wouldn’t it be cool?

Well, at least for Cube obsessed kids, it would.

In any case, I’d mark this app as an important milestone towards putting augmented reality to use for the good of mankind.

Today it teaches us how to solve the Rubik’s cube. Tomorrow it will teach us everything else.