We’ve seen Microsoft’s incredible, futuristic headset HoloLens do some amazing things already.
It can project horrifying robot monsters in real life:
Or, more practically, it can project television — and much more, as seen below — on any surface in your house:
One aspect we’ve seen very little of so far is its ability to act as a first-person video camera. Though HoloLens doesn’t arrive in any form until next year, one Microsoft employee has a HoloLens at home and he’s showcasing its capability as a personal video recorder in some crazy-looking home movies.
That’s our galaxy, spinning and animated, sitting in the hands of a little girl. This is possible using HoloLens, which projects the galaxy into the wearer’s vision.
Here’s the full, short video:
— Noble Smith (@ShireWisdom) November 28, 2015
That was posted to Twitter on November 28 by Noble Smith, a Microsoft narrative designer on the HoloLens “mixed reality” headset project. It’s a full-on computer running a version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, and through the front of the headset users can see an altered version of normal reality.
Microsoft, apparently okay with Smith’s public sharing of an ongoing project, allowed him to share another video on Monday:
— Noble Smith (@ShireWisdom) November 30, 2015
The HoloLens headset has been shown a few times before; it’s Microsoft’s answer to all the virtual reality and augmented reality headsets out there, and the ones currently in development. There are no announced plans for a consumer HoloLens launch just yet, but developers can get early development systems starting in 2016 (for the lofty price of $3,000 apiece).
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