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2015

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE™

How many times do I have to say it?

 

 

Microsoft's ad

 

An IGN trailer displaying its capabilities

 

That's the most shockingly awsome thing I've ever seen.


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The Verge's take on it

 

The live event the other day


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Finally Microsoft is doing something cool. Google, Facebook, Samsung, Sony and now Microsoft. The VR headset is attracting all of the big players. The next few years will be exciting.



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It will only be a matter of time before I meet you Emi.

 

My Emi...

 

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Meh, for Dota, it's either FIVR or a robot.

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Microsoft HoloLens engineer Mike Ey killed in tragic hit-and-run incident

March 5, 2015 09:13 GMT

Microsoft engineer Mike Ey was killed in a hit-and-run accident this past Saturday (28 February, 2015). The 30-year-old had been working on the Redmond company's futuristic new augmented and virtual reality headset, HoloLens.

http://www.ibtimes.c...ncident-1490568



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Microsoft HoloLens engineer Mike Ey killed in tragic hit-and-run incident

March 5, 2015 09:13 GMT

Microsoft engineer Mike Ey was killed in a hit-and-run accident this past Saturday (28 February, 2015). The 30-year-old had been working on the Redmond company's futuristic new augmented and virtual reality headset, HoloLens.

http://www.ibtimes.c...ncident-1490568

I know, isn't that odd that two major VR developers (I believe someone from Oculus) have died in accidents? "Accidents?"


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I sure hope there isn't some kind of "we hate everything we don't understand" or "we hate new things" organization. Oh wait, that's organized religion. Nevermind.

 

I'm not a big fan of headset in this case - that means augmented reality, not virual reality. It would be ok outside I guess, but in house, I would rather have the room equiped with holoemitters than wearing headset. Looks cool though.



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I sure hope there isn't some kind of "we hate everything we don't understand" or "we hate new things" organization. Oh wait, that's organized religion. Nevermind.

 

I'm not a big fan of headset in this case - that means augmented reality, not virual reality. It would be ok outside I guess, but in house, I would rather have the room equiped with holoemitters than wearing headset. Looks cool though.

HoloLens is both, augmented reality and virtual reality.

 

It looks cool, but I don't really trust Microsoft.  I have a feeling it will have a ton of bugs and be prone to viruses just like their software is.


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I love the idea, but do you think it will be a success? I can't picture people wearing these in public.. I can picture people wearing them at home potentially, but I fear that this may get shrugged off as 'nerdy' and 'odd'. I hope I'm wrong. 


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I think it will be used widely in architecture, medicine, and for business though - but am skeptical if consumers will purchase them :/ 


"Liberterianism is a mental disease. A national health crisis and a threat to the future of this country...Worse than the threat from terrorism, asteroids, disease and yes global warming.
It is mindless anti-government idiocy. If it isn't turned back I predict the end of this country as a world power. Simply put the need to educate our entire population like any sane country is sen as wrong by the cult that practice this foolish idiocy. So is simple workers rights, child labor and every other sane policy of the modern world."
-Matthew
 
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I sure hope there isn't some kind of "we hate everything we don't understand" or "we hate new things" organization. Oh wait, that's organized religion. Nevermind.

 

I'm not a big fan of headset in this case - that means augmented reality, not virual reality. It would be ok outside I guess, but in house, I would rather have the room equiped with holoemitters than wearing headset. Looks cool though.

HoloLens is both, augmented reality and virtual reality.

 

It looks cool, but I don't really trust Microsoft.  I have a feeling it will have a ton of bugs and be prone to viruses just like their software is.

 

Unsure at this point. The Xbone debacle is what made me distrust them.

 

I think it will be used widely in architecture, medicine, and for business though - but am skeptical if consumers will purchase them :/ 

Some consumers definitely will (such as moi); it'll take some time (and prettying up) for it to go mainstream.

 

People fall back on the Google [Gl]ass disaster, but here's the problem with Google [Gl]ass— it's ugly and it's useless. The design sucked; you pretty much had a clear thumb drive stuck in front of yuppie shades. And that was definitely augmented reality, but it was about the lowest end AR you can go before you stick a watch in front of your eyes. And how do you use these things? To me, that's the deal breaker, and is why I'll probably stick to only one AR headset for a few decades. Google [Gl]ass had you talking to yourself like a schizophrenic. No, no, no, wrong. BCI, hand gestures, or nothing. By the way, it's a thumb drive in front of your eyes, right? So... how useful is that going to be, really? It's too much for someone who doesn't need to use AR, and it's not enough for someone who wants to use AR.

 

God Christ, I've got to stop before I go on a 10 page rant...


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I wonder what the ads in AR will be like.  Can you imagine using your AR headset and then a pop-up ad comes up?  You look at your fridge with the hololens on and all of a sudden you see a sign on your fridge that says "Why not enjoy a refreshing Coca-Cola?" or something like that?  Will AR be like the "free" apps on your phone that you can pay for and remove all of the ads?  


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I wonder what the ads in AR will be like.  Can you imagine using your AR headset and then a pop-up ad comes up?  You look at your fridge with the hololens on and all of a sudden you see a sign on your fridge that says "Why not enjoy a refreshing Coca-Cola?" or something like that?  Will AR be like the "free" apps on your phone that you can pay for and remove all of the ads?


Well here's the thing, man. They pull that shit, consumers will set their HQ alight. There's a difference between pop-ups on a screen, and pop-ups literally a centimeter from your eyes. The first one gets old after one pop-up. The second one gets old before it happens.

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I wonder what the ads in AR will be like.  Can you imagine using your AR headset and then a pop-up ad comes up?  You look at your fridge with the hololens on and all of a sudden you see a sign on your fridge that says "Why not enjoy a refreshing Coca-Cola?" or something like that?  Will AR be like the "free" apps on your phone that you can pay for and remove all of the ads?


Well here's the thing, man. They pull that shit, consumers will set their HQ alight. There's a difference between pop-ups on a screen, and pop-ups literally a centimeter from your eyes. The first one gets old after one pop-up. The second one gets old before it happens.

 

I don't know.  I've worked with the public for almost 20 years and I'm always amazed at the kinds of things they will accept.  And then you get something that doesn't seem to be any more outrageous then anything else that's out there and the public randomly freaks out (like when Netflix was going to split in two, or the recent thing with the coffee machines that will only work if you buy that companies coffee).  I guarantee you that companies will try to get their ads in there the same way that they do on webpages.  Once it becomes really common then I could see dedicated spaces that are really blank in real life (like say a blank billboard on the side of the freeway) but since most driver's are wearing AR glasses they will see a personalized ad on that billboard.  I imagine AR will start out ad-free until it catches on, but I bet it doesn't take long for ads to start showing up somewhere once it's popular.  


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I'll contend that it might work in some cases. But expect AdBlock Lens (LensBlock?) to be a hot thing whenever it starts.


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Oh cool. This just confirms this was once MetaPro's Space Glasses, of course.


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