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The launch of HoloLens is typical Microsoft. Well timed. Maximum punch. I love it.

It is unquestionably a technological masterpiece, but so was the Death Star, right?

For me, looking around the hype there is a fundamental issue I have with Hololens that I really didn’t have with Glass.

Google glass was about “looking up”.  It was about creating a technology that enabled the user to remain interactive and engaged in the world around them whilst indulging and utilising technology. Hololens is about immersion – it’s about becoming more engaged in the virtual world which means you’re less part of the real world.

Notwithstanding certain specific applications, as a potential consumer product it’s great for tech, but bad for mankind.

more to follow…