The idea of holograms has been around for a very long time, but the only common usage I am aware of is in those images that display a sort of 3D view when you move the image one way or the other. But that, like exoskeletons, is all about to change.
“One of the biggest developments, and we should see it in the next twelve months, is Microsoft’s HoloLens,” says Mark Pesce, a Sydney-based futurist.
HoloLens is a wearable visor which projects holographic images and videos into the line of sight of the user. While it will be great for gaming, Pesce also thinks it will have a huge application in the workplace.
“Microsoft has linked it to Windows 10, and we should see the launch of the accompanying device around the same time frame that the company launches its next generation software,” he says.
Using a holographic device such as HoloLens will allow workers to manipulate large data sets visually, rather than having to scroll through millions of lines of data in an application like Microsoft Excel.
The following video clip is actually a Microsoft advertisement, but it’s so well done it’s worth sharing:
The Hololens is not quite the holo of my Innerscape future, but it’s getting there. And I couldn’t be more pleased because it means my vision of a wristwatch-like device – the chrono – is one step closer to reality.
Don’t know what a chrono is? Well, imagine a smartwatch that you can wear on your wrist. Now imagine not having to peer at a tiny, postage stamp sized screen. Instead, imagine the chrono projecting a small holo into the air above your wrist. Now imagine being able to manipulate that holo; make it bigger or smaller, turn it 360 degrees, zoom in to just one tiny part of it…
The chrono is a long way from real, but from today it is no longer a sci-fi buff’s pipe-dream, it’s a real possibility.
Am I dancing? You bet I am. 😀
Those interested in not-so-future tech can read the complete article here:
June 12th, 2015 at 2:19 am
WOW. Just saw this. I so totally LOVE this idea. Thanks for sharing it 🙂
June 12th, 2015 at 12:49 pm
great isn’t it? -grin-
June 5th, 2015 at 4:14 am
Science Fiction & Science… closer and closer together! Thanks for sharing this.
June 5th, 2015 at 9:04 am
June 4th, 2015 at 7:07 pm
And Unity will support it. Unity will SUPOOOORT IT! *insert evil laugh here*
June 4th, 2015 at 9:20 pm
-giggles- Clearly I can’t give up gaming just yet. 😀
June 4th, 2015 at 5:06 pm
Makes so much more sense than the Apple Watch I’m seeing on everyone except those with wrist tatts! http://gizmodo.com/the-solution-to-the-apple-watch-tattoo-problem-was-so-o-1702376224
June 4th, 2015 at 9:23 pm
lmao – yes, it’s itty bitty! I’d love to have a real watch/phone/whatever that had a zoom function and didn’t require a separate smart phone to make it work. -rolls eyes-
June 4th, 2015 at 2:28 pm
Are you going to sue them for a few billions for pinching your ideas?
xxx Huge Hugs xxx
June 4th, 2015 at 8:13 am
Oh wow, that is so cool. Love the idea of being able to see a huge data set. And it looks like that would just be the tip of the iceberg in terms of its uses!
June 4th, 2015 at 11:03 am
I wish I could live to be 200, just to see which of our current crop of new technologies end up changing the world, and in what ways.
I’m pretty sure 3D printing and holograms will have a big impact but how long will it take before they’re ubiquitous? I’m intending to get to at least 90 in order to find out. 🙂