1. An apparatus comprising:an augmented reality display that presents a physical image and a virtual image;
a memory that stores code executable by the processor to:
identify a hand of a user forming a specified control activation position in the physical image of the augmented reality display, wherein in the control activation position, a normal of a palm of the hand is within 30 degrees of vertical up, all fingers of the hand, not including the thumb, are curved and not touching the palm with pads of two or more of the fingers forming at least one first plane within 30 degrees of perpendicular to the normal, and a pad of a thumb is within 30 degrees of parallel to the first plane, and wherein the hand holds no physical object; and
present a virtual control as a virtual remote control unit with one or more a virtual display that presents a menu and virtual buttons disposed on a virtual surface that is within 15 degrees of perpendicular to the first plane virtually held in the hand in the control activation position in the virtual image in the augmented reality display in response to identifying the control activation position, the virtual buttons comprising a user-customizable button, a volume up button, a volume down button, a channel up button, a channel down, one or more numerical buttons, a menu navigation button, an OK button, a back button, a home button, a play button, a fast-forward button, a rewind button, a pause button, a stop button, a select source button, and a sound configuration button.