Microsoft recently allowed four demos of its new HoloLens technology, giving a glimpse into the “future of computing.” The demos included playing around in Minecraft, Skype, Holo Studio, and Walking on Mars. All of which offering an immersive experience unlike ever before.
Similar to that of the Oculus Rift, Microsoft HoloLens is immersive virtual technology that invites you into a new world of possibilities. Once the heavy duty glasses like gadget is put on your head you have access to nearly anything. From developing virtual castles in Minecraft to walking on Mars, Microsoft has teamed up with numerous programs and companies to offer an experience nothing else can.
“Microsoft’s Skype demo was as equally impressive to me as playing around with Minecraft blocks in a living room. After a two-hour keynote, Microsoft wanted me to fix a light switch. It all started by sitting down and facing some tools and a socket with exposed wiring. A little dazed and confused, I looked up and scanned across the Skype interface which was suddenly appearing in front of me, and picked a face to call. The video call popped into a little window, and my journey to fix a light switch began.”
The HoloLens is essentially accessing a computer virtually through holograms. It allows you to play, program, fix, and operate in a manner never seen before.