“I’m going to try Hololens next Friday,” I told a friend in one of my computer science classes.
“To try what?”
“I have an appointment at the Microsoft Store today,” I announce to some friends at breakfast. A few raise their eyebrows.
“I’m going to try Hololens.”
“Is it like, holograph?” another pipes in.
I do not roll my eyes, but I get very close to doing so.
Apparently nobody knows what Hololens is.
(image credit: Microsoft)
In a nutshell, Hololens is Microsoft’s take on Augmented Reality. That is, Hololens integrates virtual three dimensional objects with your physical surroundings which yields a “mixed reality” of physical and virtual objects.
Last Friday, I demoed the Hololens at Microsoft’s fancy new store on 5th Avenue.