Microsoft sees bright future in fusing real and virtual worlds

Published 03/04/2016 | 02:30 There isn’t yet a timeline for a consumer release of the Microsoft HoloLens headset In a large, glowing room deep within downtown San Francisco’s Moscone Centre, 100 begoggled men and women swipe, pinch and stab at invisible objects they think they see in front of them. Then they start ducking and jumping as they hurl unseen missiles at neighbours. Share Go To These people aren’t crazy, nor are they cut off in some virtual world. I know because I am one of them. As part of a battalion of developers, executives and some press, I am creating and deploying holograms, 3D objects that I can shape, control and even weaponise. My tools are a bunch of powerful PCs and Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, an ‘augmented reality’ device…


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