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(The Stack)   Microsoft's latest video for Augmented Reality is extremely cool and extremely delusional   (thestack.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Virtual reality, AR experience, HoloLens, HoloLens AR experience, AR architectural tools, postage-stamp AR experience, new video, Augmented Reality  
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2016-06-01 8:47:35 AM  
I read about these in Ghost Fleet.
 
2016-06-01 8:58:17 AM  
In my opinion MS is developing our future with this technology

Microsoft is way too hidebound to develop any cutting edge technology and successfully deploy it in the mass consumer market.

The last truly useful invention from Microsoft was Intellisense, and possibly Typescript.
 
2016-06-01 10:11:11 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The last truly useful invention from Microsoft was Intellisense, and possibly Typescript.


And I hate it when Intellisense shiats the bed and I have to close everything and re-open.
 
2016-06-01 10:58:42 AM  
Yeah, well, it doesn't matter what you think.  Upgrading to augmented reality is mandatory, and if you decline the upgrade now, you will be repeatedly nagged and eventually tricked into it.
 
2016-06-01 11:32:51 AM  
What a dystopian pile of shiat.  The term augmented implies improvement which this is not.  Oh great targeted marketing inlaid on your retina that's dandy. I'll take mescaline or something for an augmented reality thank you.
 
2016-06-01 11:41:59 AM  
So why would people go to a "flagship store" when they have VR? Why build anything? They sell shoes..  with VR can't they look like anything? I don't like that world let's do our best to avoid it.
 
2016-06-01 12:08:13 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: In my opinion MS is developing our future with this technology

Microsoft is way too hidebound to develop any cutting edge technology and successfully deploy it in the mass consumer market.

The last truly useful invention from Microsoft was Intellisense, and possibly Typescript.


They are letting other use the tech behind it. I think HP is building one of their own based on Hololens tech
 
2016-06-01 12:16:42 PM  
correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't hololens currently going to be tethered to an actual computer (albeit over wireless) and not a complete stand alone device (ala google glass)? The way the author was writing, it seemed like the assumption was that the processor/battery/heat issue was all on the physical device and not mostly offloaded to a significantly more powerful base and then transmitted.
 
2016-06-01 12:33:13 PM  

tlchwi02: correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't hololens currently going to be tethered to an actual computer (albeit over wireless) and not a complete stand alone device (ala google glass)? The way the author was writing, it seemed like the assumption was that the processor/battery/heat issue was all on the physical device and not mostly offloaded to a significantly more powerful base and then transmitted.


It is a standalone computer in itself no tethering at all. It also works in the absence of a WiFi signal.
 
2016-06-01 12:43:42 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Marcus Aurelius: In my opinion MS is developing our future with this technology

Microsoft is way too hidebound to develop any cutting edge technology and successfully deploy it in the mass consumer market.

The last truly useful invention from Microsoft was Intellisense, and possibly Typescript.

They are letting other use the tech behind it. I think HP is building one of their own based on Hololens tech


Full list http://www.engadget.com/2016/06/01/microsoft-opens-the-hololens-platf​o​rm-to-other-companies/
 
2016-06-01 1:13:21 PM  
AR seems more fun than VR for porn...

and that is really what it comes down to, right?
 
2016-06-01 1:15:45 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: It is a standalone computer in itself no tethering at all. It also works in the absence of a WiFi signal.


well then, that ain't happening.
 
2016-06-01 1:45:33 PM  
Bullshiat video is bullshiat.
 
2016-06-01 2:14:00 PM  
Nasa seems quite happy with it. They're already using it to analyze Mars probe data and plan new missions.
 
2016-06-01 2:31:52 PM  
The Holo Lens is cooler than I thought it would be but I lost interested after about 10 minutes. The HTC Vive is cooler in person than it looks. I'm sure someone will find an industrial use for the HoloLens but it's never going to amount to much. MS will kill it in about 6 months to a year.
 
2016-06-01 2:34:33 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I think HP is building one of their own based on Hololens tech


Not helping.

drjekel_mrhyde: Full list


ASUS is on board, so we might actually see something useful.
 
2016-06-01 3:05:06 PM  

physt: The Holo Lens is cooler than I thought it would be but I lost interested after about 10 minutes. The HTC Vive is cooler in person than it looks. I'm sure someone will find an industrial use for the HoloLens but it's never going to amount to much. MS will kill it in about 6 months to a year.


Why exactly?  Industry already uses space mapping extensively. Being able to plan layouts is huge.  6S consultants are going to jump all over the hololens and write it off as a business expense.
 
2016-06-01 3:37:52 PM  
Where's Clippy?
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2016-06-01 4:50:26 PM  

Egoy3k: physt: The Holo Lens is cooler than I thought it would be but I lost interested after about 10 minutes. The HTC Vive is cooler in person than it looks. I'm sure someone will find an industrial use for the HoloLens but it's never going to amount to much. MS will kill it in about 6 months to a year.

Why exactly?  Industry already uses space mapping extensively. Being able to plan layouts is huge.  6S consultants are going to jump all over the hololens and write it off as a business expense.


It's cool, but it's not going to sell a hundred million units a year.  Unless it does 3D interactive porn, of course, in which case it will sell BILLIONS.
 
2016-06-01 8:02:33 PM  
Magic Leap technology looks more interesting.
 
2016-06-01 8:49:18 PM  

physt: The Holo Lens is cooler than I thought it would be but I lost interested after about 10 minutes. The HTC Vive is cooler in person than it looks. I'm sure someone will find an industrial use for the HoloLens but it's never going to amount to much. MS will kill it in about 6 months to a year.


I just got to demo one of these at work today.  It was an absolute blast.  Not nearly as expensive as I'd expected, but still out of my price range at the moment, sadly.
 
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