Microsoft HoloLens Getting Closer To Being On Your Face

Microsoft's HoloLens is an augmented reality headset currently under development; it's a wearable device which places virtual objects into the real world. Imagine, for example, a video game that appears to have characters running around in your living room.

This is different from virtual reality devices such as the Oculus Rift, which completely blocks your vision, other than the virtual world it presents to you. The HoloLens seeks to insert the virtual objects, characters or whatever into your field of view so that appear to exist as part of your surroundings.

This sort of thing is better experienced than explained, of course, and I am sure many of us will be lining up to satisfy our curiosity when these things start showing up in the stores.

The video demonstration below is designed to show you what the person wearing the HoloLens would see; there would be no projected "holograms" for others to see, which may be the impression the video gives. This is not R2-D2 showing Princess Leia's message to Luke and Obi-Wan.

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