This has to be fake. This is too cool.
The thing that gave it away was the % the restaurant was full, the gender breakdown - and the viability of about 85% of it.
It's an interesting look at what COULD be possible in the future - though, I kept getting some flashbacks to the first few chapters in Jaron Lanier's book 'You are not a product'...
I would so love this to be true ;) Still there are a few privacy concerns.
Aw man. I saw the headline and got my hopes up for some (speculative) military-focused, battle-ready UI for remotely deploying kill drones. Not that I'm for drone warfare—science fiction movie combat interfaces just get me going.
Though I have no idea why "Uber" made me think "warfare".
It is indeed fake, but not intended to fool. Mainly just a future concept exploring where we might one day end up. Some of the ideas are of course more flights of fancy than others..
I can imagine many evil usage for this, stalking, road block checkpoints...etc.