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Microsoft to release Augmented Reality goggles - HoloLens. And the people rejoice

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posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 05:49 AM
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This is nothing about big brother. No reason to even bring that up. Some of us really want to move us humans to a new level of interaction / experience with technology. I bet every programmer thinks, wow... It would be so usefull if... and then makes it. We are doing this to facilitate your experience and progress you to a new stage of evolution. Drop the big brother with this topic and relize that some of us slave away dreaming of trying to make your lives better.




posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 06:00 AM
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Have they said when it will be available?
I mean, if the demo is working, why not release and fix the bugs like any other device via patches



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 06:23 AM
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originally posted by: RazielBlaze
This is nothing about big brother. No reason to even bring that up. Some of us really want to move us humans to a new level of interaction / experience with technology. I bet every programmer thinks, wow... It would be so usefull if... and then makes it. We are doing this to facilitate your experience and progress you to a new stage of evolution. Drop the big brother with this topic and relize that some of us slave away dreaming of trying to make your lives better.


What of those who don't want their lives to be "better and progressed to a new stage of evolution"?

One small step for man...

"Everything that isn't prohibited is compulsory".

edit on 22-1-2015 by TurtleSmacker because: typo



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 06:24 AM
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originally posted by: HomerinNC
Have they said when it will be available?

I mean, if the demo is working, why not release and fix the bugs like any other device via patches


I am guessing its just a concept device, and not much of a good one at that.

They will think about how much money they will be able to make with these, and if its enough they will start making them, however it wont ever be enough because no one in thier right mind wants to put those big arse binoculars on.

They will just get a small fringe group of buyers, and they would have very little use outside of using them as a kind of monitor/computer screen you stick on your head. . . .
Since when was putting a TV on your head ok?

edit on 22-1-2015 by FormOfTheLord because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 06:31 AM
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Interesting that several posters mention that the device is lacking because you have to wear it on your head. I assume these are all young people, because those of us over 40 would probably be happy to wear something over our eyes for the experience that the OP's video promises. So, if this is a generational thing, I must also assume that young people who work for Microsoft are now trying their best to shrink this sucker, thus making it better and better as the months go by and as one genius after another has a crack at it. Don't kids wear hats anymore?
edit on 22-1-2015 by Aleister because: wearing it now, imaging I'm editing ATS



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 06:32 AM
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NASA have today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to research mars in virtual reality real time .

NASA Hololens

This would be amazing if they opened it up to the public so we all could explore mars in virtual reality from satellite data!

However I am not impressed by Microsoft they say that these are holograms but they only appear to be augmented reality which is not a true hologram , it looks as though the glasses just allow you to interact with augmented reality programs!

Holograms require projection , and it doesnt look like those glasses project anything



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 06:57 AM
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I can't help but imagine how stupid the people must look when they are using these things. I would love to walk into a room and see someone wearing this on their head, waving their hands around, interacting with nothing but thin air. I would laugh my ass off at them.

No way am I buying this.



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 07:24 AM
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I for one will be buying this and I can see my work place buying such a item. Not for the whole "omg look at this I can create a model and see it in 3d" But the ability to project more then 3 monitors worth of information directly into the users vision. Also would be cool to hook this up to a game and sit back and play anywhere with a xbox controller hooked up to my PC.

Yes I will look like a t*t, yes I will make a fool out of myself but you know what? Screw it. If you have to laugh at someone doing something because you think they look stupid, look within. I honestly believe that a lot of normal things people do with their daily lives are stupid but hell they look at what I do and think the same.

We are all stupid. So peskyhumans, get over yourself



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 09:04 AM
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What of those who don't want their lives to be "better and progressed to a new stage of evolution"?



They join a church.



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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NVidia does make the "3D vision" glasses - these require a monitor capable of refreshing at 120Hz, and you do have to wear stereoscopic glasses (the 3D vision bit) to see pictures and videos with true depth. Much like the 1960's ViewMaster toy.

I've seen a pop music exhibition at Rockheim in Trondheim which used giant plasma screens to recreate a house with garage, a heavy metal studio in a forest barn and a tour bus. Anywhere where there were windows, they fixed in some plasma screens along with video animations. It was really effective. Even you though were five stories up, the effect of those animations was to make you thing you were in a house, at street level, or in the forest.



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: Answer
You're seeing the future of pornography right here, folks.


( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: Expat888

After the success of cellphones and video games this should close the loop completely.
I ofetn wonder WHAT exactly can be done with signals magnetics and vibration to alter an individual ?



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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Ah so one step above video games. Tune out of reality with better results! Remember, Big Brother aint watching you mate, you're ______ watchin him.



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: Shakawkaw

Sweet, I was wondering when someone would bring religion into this.

For all fairness halfway across the world, people who can't accept reality join mosques



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
If they can ever shrink it down into a contact lens that runs off your body, they'll have a winner...

give it about 50 or so years to mature. think of how far video games and the home pc have grown in the last 30, and with the rate of accelerated returns, the next 10 will make the last 30 seem quaint and stagnant.

I was born 20 years too soon!



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: Expat888
Oh goody .. another high tech toy to further distract.. disconnect .. and program people ... keeping them nice and docile under big brothers bootheel...


...

Verses what, tending cows and fishing for fun?

Big brother has the best toys, illuminati has the best music, the opposition is crappy music and playing with a stick...guess I am all for being the happy cow grazing on magical grass.



(you're too cynical. enjoy things, else be grumpy forever)



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

The Illuminati has the best music? What Jay-Z and Eminem? Plus they're not even the real Illuminati they're like babies playing with cap guns.

I know if I want repetitive, horribly conceived music I look up the "Illuminati"....

Actually no, I just find independent artists who can barely afford to make a cassette.



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: peskyhumans
I can't help but imagine how stupid the people must look when they are using these things. I would love to walk into a room and see someone wearing this on their head, waving their hands around, interacting with nothing but thin air. I would laugh my ass off at them.

No way am I buying this.



Can't be as stupid as hats put on backwards pants to big hanging off the arse or many of the other things I have seen kids wear for no logical reason.



posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: HomerinNC
Have they said when it will be available?
I mean, if the demo is working, why not release and fix the bugs like any other device via patches

I think every single person involved in this project has a vested interest to get this to market as soon as humanly possible.

But, they (I would hope) must do some testing and studys first..first off, make sure it doesn't cause brain damage after extended periods, blindness, etc. its new tech, so gonna need a better understanding so not to get their pants sued off.





posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
They will just get a small fringe group of buyers, and they would have very little use outside of using them as a kind of monitor/computer screen you stick on your head. . . .


Reminds me of some quotes


"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" -- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

"Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax." -- William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, British scientist, 1899


Contrary to the expected smacktalk though, I see people like yourself as critical to the creative process. People work better when there are some sideline jocks saying it will never work. Nothing is more fulfilling in life then disproving and humiliating those who toss stones at new ideas and innovations that most definitely will reshape the culture.



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