Video: demo of Microsoft HoloLens


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I’m glad that technology is doing things for autistic people.


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I don’t understand.


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This is pretty amazing technology. Even on a basic level it seems very useful in a lot of ways, eliminating the need for monitors/screens in the home or workplace, but providing an infinite number of “displays” with each showing its own app or data. Then there’s the interactive potential, which probably has less of a business case but who knows where it ends up. It kinda boggles the mind to think that in a room full of people everyone could be seeing the room completely differently, with objects in compeltely different places. It could be a very interesting future…


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This link definitely belongs here: https://vimeo.com/8569187


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Yep, and the fact that it overlays, instead of taking over your view, makes it much less depressing than the vision of sitting in your apartment with an oculus rift on your face, blocking out the real world completely. Just need to get the headgear smaller, which I’m sure they will over time.


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“Well, Ah woke up this mornin’, an’ mah World had got the Blue Screen of Death! Ah got them Blue Screen Blues!”


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I foresee ads being plastered on the walls of my home.


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Why depressing? Isn’t “real world” somewhat overrated?

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Why depressing? Isn’t “real world” somewhat overrated?

I dunno. I actually love the idea of living in a VR world, but at the same time, the thought of coming home to my kids or spouse, faces covered, completely shut out from everything around them, moving in what to me seem to be purposeless spastic motions for hours and hours might not be something I’m ready for. I know TV and video games do that now to some extent, but wearing something like the rift seems like an exponential leap in terms of isolation from their family and surroundings… yeah, it would be depressing to be around. Guess I’m just a Luddite that way.


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here’s another cool demo showing the hololens interacting with a robot using some common APIs between the two.


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Maybe something like this?

Or possibly a pair of Rudy Rucker’s stunglasses?

Speaking of which, did you know that Rudy Rucker has been a Designer Sunglasses Fashion Icon for years and always in the public eye with their sunglasses. As far as celebrities sunglasses go Rudy Rucker is well known for always wearing the coolest shades.. (that is one weird page)


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Wow, Rudy sounds a lot like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (Description: Head of Pakistan, hanged.) Like Rudy, except for the hanged part, he has been a Designer Sunglasses Fashion Icon for years and always in the limelight with their sunglasses. As far as celebrities sunglasses go Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is well known for always wearing the coolest sunglasses.

On the flip side of the coin, though, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto can be seen wearing sunglasses that are out of date.

Edit: Wow, I didn’t go nearly deep enough. More than 500 pages of obviously carefully researched and hand-crafted pages on celebrity sunglasses.

Adolf Hitler can be observed wearing sunglasses that are retro

OK, enough of that.


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That assumes that a) there are other people around to interact with, and b) the user doesn’t spend time behind closed door of the room all the time anyway. In either case the added VR headset does not remove any of the existing (or, more accurately, nonexisting) interaction anyway…


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Out of date? What are they made of - cheese?


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