The HoloLens looked like something straight out of a science fiction movie when Microsoft announced it at their Windows 10 event. It impressed the whole industry, but lack of details had us wondering if the Redmond giant’s videos were a bit over-glorified.
Will the HoloLens really be able to transform your world and surroundings, turning an empty room into the most media-filled and interactive space? It turns out Microsoft really wasn’t exaggerating here. We are at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference, where we got to see some demos of what HoloLens can do, and our jaws literally dropped.
This stuff is insane, and I can say without a doubt that it is game-changing. And this time we mean it; we are not getting overly excited about some cool feature out of a new phone. HoloLens is a whole other deal!
Let’s start by showing you a video of the hardware:
This is no traditional device. It is a complex piece of technology that will interact with the real world. Microsoft did an amazing job and the video shows you exactly why.
Ready to drop your jaw?
Now, this is where the juicy part of the meat is. Microsoft finally gave us a live demo of how HoloLens works. There’s no words to describe how amazing this is using words. Just watch it, guys!
Insane, right? And this is running on Windows 10. As you can see, it takes advantage of universal apps and a variety of programs. It’s a completely new way to look at computing. No longer will you need to be limited to your desktop or laptop. Those days are far, far behind!
But HoloLens isn’t limited to your entertainment and computing needs. It will also be a powerful learning tool. Developers can create applications that help people see things they have never seen before, helping them further understand content we preciously only saw in 2D formats.
Take a look at this medicine-focused application, for example:
Finally, we got to see how HoloLens can interact not only with your surroundings, but it can also create robots made of both hardware and software components. Forget Google Now, Siri or Cortana in your phone. You can have a robot walking around your home!
Are you impressed? I’ll tell you what – If this honestly doesn’t blow you away, I give you permission to slap me if we ever meet in person.