Facebook buys AR startup building a 1:1 digital map of the physical world

Facebook has reportedly acquired Scape Technologies, a UK augmented reality (AR) startup. TechCrunch estimated the purchase price might be around $40 million. If Scape were just another AR company, the news wouldn’t be that interesting or potentially significant — but it isn’t. 3D mapping the physical world. Scape’s technology is about creating a 1:1 digital…