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…