What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Microsoft’s Hololens

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Gary Camp

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Yes, all of what you said is needed. I would also wonder what it weighs and the weight distribution. It would make more sense if it was for work first (they can pay for the improved efficiency) then the gamers (they want to pay to play (and show off). Then it might come to consumers (in a much more streamlined form). With all the bad mouth Glass got for ugly (looked cool to me but I am a nerd), it will have a tough row to hoe in consumer land.

Still, as a user, I would like DIY guides, tour Guides, road info on HUD, and instant Internet look up (no digging out the phone/tablet) as a start. Better have ear buds so it can noise cancel.

Does it have a phone or is it Wifi only? Does/can it store the continuous video or process and toss? Can it precisely overlay objects (put a new face on some one)? Can it augment the view(telescopic/microscopic vision)? How does the eye focus on near or far items compared to real and VR?
 

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Another useless gadget which just like 3D TVs sounds cool but meh.
Seems your point of view for this gadget is for content consumption only. but if you really think about it, the possibility for this device is endless.
 

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I can just imagine what this device han do for Architects. They could build "on site". I'm in the fireplace industry. All the ideas that comes to me are just amazing!
Another example is Formula 1 or the couch of a football or basketball team. Analyzing all movements... then comes the flight industry...military (De-minining, field ops...) and etc etc...
 

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From other things I have read, it is not really designed to be worn outside. It is an inside productivity device, so it won't have the same stigma problems as google glass. It also makes sense, then, for it to be WiFi and Bluetooth only. If you are indoors and absolutely need cell service, you can use a wifi device -- or a Windows Phone which can act as a hotspot for up to 8 devices.

I can definately see some use for bluetooth connectivity, though... add in haptic feedback devices for games, or something simple like the Microsoft Band and you can imagine the possibilities.
 

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I can just imagine what this device han do for Architects. They could build "on site". I'm in the fireplace industry. All the ideas that comes to me are just amazing!
Another example is Formula 1 or the couch of a football or basketball team. Analyzing all movements... then comes the flight industry...military (De-minining, field ops...) and etc etc...
You are definitely on the right track with what this will/can be used for. The CAD application usefulness is already endorsed by Autodesk already embracing it for AutoCad and Maya. This would be a phenomenal tool in posing a 3D character in applications like Poser, DAZ, Cinema 4D, Lightwave etc. I don't know if it will have rendering capability but it doesn't really need it right now and I am sure it can come later anyway.

The real benefit is in testing your art in a virtual environment whether it be a still art project or full animated sequences. While Occulus Rift and other headsets will be for gaming this will be the virtual tool that makes the games used in the gaming headsets.

I can't wait to get my hands on one and see how I can produce 3D art in a virtual environment. I hope DAZ studio in particular provides support for it being my software tool of choice.

I can also see the porn industry really embracing this.
 
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