Augmented reality business card, cool!

A QR Code and a dedicated app, that's all it takes to bring these incredible Japanese business cards to life.

The augmented reality business card has apparently been around for a while, but if you've never seen one before, this Japanese Twitter account gives you a taste of the rather impressive result.

Animated business card via QR Code

The system works with a specific QR Code printed on the card, recognized by a dedicated mobile application. Once the pattern is spotted, the smartphone screen brings the card to life, bringing out a 3D model of its owner's face, declaiming a pre-recorded message. Welcome to the future!