I don’t know if AR is “cooler” than VR, but at least you don’t need a stupid looking hunk of geek strapped to your face to try it.
There once was a master programmer who wrote unstructured programs.
A novice programmer, seeking to imitate him, also began to write unstructured
programs. When the novice asked the master to evaluate his progress, the
master criticized him for writing unstructured programs, saying: “What is
appropriate for the master is not appropriate for the novice. You must
understand the Tao before transcending structure.”
— Geoffrey James, “The Tao of Programming”