Is a Faster Web on the Horizon With WebAssembly?

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Imagine you wanted to write an application for a design studio that was capable of creating amazingly realistic 3-D previews of the interiors of restaurants. Using the app, a customer of the design studio just points a phone camera at the corner of a room made of rough concrete and a reddish-brown mahogany bar with the latest Saint-Émilion wine selection appears on the display, as if by magic. He takes a step to one side, zooms out and a row of tables materializes. If you had to create such an app, what would your technology choices be?

Performing augmented reality on the client side at low latency and 60fps is not the only…

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