Microsoft HoloLens - A glimpse of the future..

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by Virssagòn, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Virssagòn

    Virssagòn VIP Member

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    The things we assumed to be impossible may be closer than we thought. Microsoft prepares the HoloLens to launch together with Windows 10.
    Enjoy the video and let me know what you'd build/play/watch in your home?

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  2. z3r0

    z3r0 New Member

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    First the Oculus Rift, then Sony's Morpheus, now Windows. Virtual reality is the new reality.

    Could be exciting...or scary. :eek::D
     
  3. Virssagòn

    Virssagòn VIP Member

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    Indeed, the thing is that you can still see the real world around you with hololens (if you choose to), which is just awesome.
     
  4. z3r0

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    True. What's more impressive is that all prototype VR devices we've seen recently are just a taste of potential first generation consumer VR technology. As always and with any tech device, improvements to function and design are expected in the coming years.

    I hate to bring about tacky comparisons, but we all should expect to see this VR computing rival or exceed Tony Stark's VR automation system in the Iron Man series.

    One last note. What will the conspiracy theorists think about this?
     
  5. Agent Smith

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    I don't see the use for something like this right now. Perhaps smaller like Google glass and tied to a smartphone. Then you can see idiots moving their finger all around in the car when you pull up to a stop light instead of seeing them face planted in a smartphone.

    I would like to have a VR for my FS2004. Not sure if that title is supported by the current VR goggles that are out now. That is my main sim weighing in at around 50 GB. I do have FSX, but I don't have it installed right now.
     
  6. z3r0

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    Really? VR seemed like a frivolous endeavor back in the 80's when Nintendo released the Virtual Boy. But now? The application potential for a genuine, true-blue VR computer would revolutionize the tech industry and destroy quite a few others. This is some straight Matrix stuff. Model rendering will never be same.

    In my opinion it doesn't matter whether or not the consumer finds "an immediate need" for this technology. Virtual Reality has become a snowball rolling down hill and it can't be stopped.

    P.S. I'm ready and waiting to play Assassin's Creed in a 100% immersive VR environment. :)
     

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