#UK Microsoft’s futuristic headset makes for some pretty incredible home movies (MSFT)

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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:

HoloLens

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.

Like this:

HoloLens

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:

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. 

In this case, rather than Smith seeing a young girl, he was seeing a young girl holding our sun in the palms of her hands. A few days later, Smith tweeted to his followers that he’s “logged close to 400 hours” with HoloLens.

“All that I can say is that the magic never fades,” he said. 

Microsoft, apparently okay with Smith’s public sharing of an ongoing project, allowed him to share another video on Monday:

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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