Introducing Windows Holographic with the Microsoft HoloLens

It seems every big tech company is getting themselves into the ‘virtual reality market’ these days and Microsoft is no exception.

Announced today at Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, the augmented reality-based operating system runs on a headset that includes a CPU, a GPU, and a dedicated holographic processor. There’s dark visor that contains a see-through display and spatial sound so you can “hear” holograms behind you.

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From watching the initial videos that have been released I’m impressed with how you can use Windows Holographic (and potentially what you can create). However, it does raise the question of how comfortable the device will be to wear after an extended period of time.

So what do you think? Is this just a bit too far in the future right now or are Microsoft onto the next big thing… the virtual desktop?

You can read more about Microsoft’s holographic computing project on their website.

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