Microsoft HoloLens – Is Augmented Reality the Future of Computing?
One of the most exciting technologies to be released by Microsoft recently is the HoloLens; an augmented reality headset that could change the future of computing as we know.
The device, according to Microsoft, ‘transforms your world with holograms’,
We envisioned a world where technology could become more personal—where it could adapt to the natural ways we communicate, learn, and create. Where our digital lives would seamlessly connect with real life.
The result is the world’s most advanced holographic computing platform, enabled by Windows 10. For the first time ever, Microsoft HoloLens brings high-definition holograms to life in your world, where they integrate with your physical places, spaces, and things.
Holograms will improve the way you do things every day, and enable you to do things you’ve never done before.
The technology is still in the developmental stages but things are looking exciting as the concept takes computing out of the standard screen and into a realistic setting.
When the technology will debut is yet unknown, however, could be within the Windows 10 cycle, meaning possibly in the next five years or so, according to EuroGamer.net. Of course, Microsoft is not the first company to come up with the concept of augmented reality to mass consumers.
Google Glasses tried to bring the concept to consumers. However, it did not fare as well as it could have. Gene Marks writes a great article on how Google screwed up a really great idea and above all pricing could be its greatest barrier. That is not say Microsoft will succeed where they have stumbled.
As I’ve said, the device is still in developmental stages but they have the advantage of learning from mistakes their competitors have made and create something that is affordable and revolutionary to the future of computing.