Microsoft are putting the future of holograms quite literally before our very eyes.
After taking their ‘mixed-reality’ headset, HoloLens, on tour across North America in 2015, they’ve opened a showroom in their Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York.
But what is HoloLens exactly? Put simply, it’s a headset that layers digital images onto the real world using holograms.
At the showroom, visitors get to try three different demos. Use HoloLens to create virtual objects – like a Photoshop for the 3D world; use it to display a holographic presentation, like a Powerpoint; and play holographic games – like with Xbox.
While these demos are simple, they’re a glimpse into the quickly evolving world of virtual reality, augmented reality, and interaction design. And unlike Oculus rift, which is a solitary, personal experience, HoloLens lets you interact and share augmented worlds in real time with others, with no lag.
Via. Fast Co. Design