Microsoft HoloLens

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    TV sure, but this is a HUD
     
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    A.r.
     

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    I wonder what the battery life will be like
     
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    I'm very interested in what the Holographic Processing Unit is!
     
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    Cool! But I have a feeling that I won't see this for sale for veryyyyy loooooong time.
     
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    I figured they would make something like this after the IllumiRoom demos they gave a few years ago. That Minecraft demo looks awesome though.
     
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    So cool! Move over oculus rift!

    This would be even better if you could just hit a button and it will change modes to act in a "oculus" type mode where you can hook right into a game for instance, and then when you're done, go back to it being transparent.
     
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    Depending on how it works and the resolution a sliding visor might be enough.
     

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    Yep that would work as well..

    I'm actually kind of surprised that microsoft is the company behind this.. just seems out of place, but I'm not complaining
     
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    Holographic porn, finally.
     
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    It looks amazing to me. Especially the part where you can save the image and print it on a 3D printer, thus making it real. It also looked like there will be a holographic version of Netflix that you could watch anywhere.
     
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    Finally an Occulus killer! This appears much less restrictive to use but dunno when it will be ready for the world.
     
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    This won't be an Oculus killer. Oculus Rift is a wide-angled, full-immersion VR set that can be plugged into a high-power computer for more realistic displays.

    This is an AR HUD that has a limited field of view, limited power in terms of raw graphics capabilities, and cannot immerse the user into the virtual world. Rather, it brings the virtual world into the real one. Big question is: how much can the display occlude the real world for portions of the virtual that are being displayed?

    Also, clip-on adapters such as what CastAR can use to turn it into a VR set won't work on the Hololens. CastAR uses microprojectors to project images onto a special material. The caps include that material plus additional optics to redirect the images at extremely close range. The Hololens uses lenses that work far more like fiber optics, and transmit their images to the user's eye directly, inside the visor. Hololens is a dedicated AR.

    I doubt that this would compete directly with full VR sets, as AR and VR tend to be better at different things. In fact, I see it as far more of a competitor to Technical Illusion's CastAR than anything else (that I am aware of.)
     

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