This month Microsoft shifted the spotlight back to the future – Windows Holographic. The Hololens will be the keystone for Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” platform and is touting innate Windows 10 integration… Basically, developers can count on Microsoft’s commitment to seeing this one through.
With the advent of the next frontier on our doorsteps, the potential for businesses of all types to leverage the collective power of AI and mixed reality is huge. The real question is, “How?”
We’ve already seen a surge in gamification with apps like Waze awarding points to users for simply engaging in the “community” and improving the integrity of the data set. Everyday chores can be turned into immersive experiences with rewards that extend beyond just getting things done. And with a mixed reality layer added in, Microsoft will enable us to take the screen out of the equation, free up our hands, and reshape the world in front of us.
Hololenses are currently being put in the hands of a select group of Microsoft’s internal teams and partners, and it looks like we’ll get a chance to play with one sometime soon. Stay tuned for an update on how it goes!
In the meantime, we’d love to hear what would you do with one?