As expected, Microsoft today launched HoloLens 2, the company’s second-generation augmented reality (AR) headset. The new hardware addresses what were probably the two biggest issues with the first-generation device: the narrow field of view, and the comfort when wearing the device.
I’d love to experience AR and VR devices like these, but for now, I just can’t justify the investment. The killer app for home use seems to not have been invented yet, and I’d just end up with a fun gimmick that serves to entertain the odd guest a few times a year.
I understand my own personal enjoyment is not exactly high on the list for the makes of these devices – they’re obviously more interested in professional use – but in order to build a sutainable, long-term business around AR and VR, they really ought to start thinking about reasons for ordinary consumers to start buying these.
Easy as pie : remove screens all together. Instead to have a multi screen setting (2 or 3) just display a multi windowed environment directly front of the user.
Instead of :
You get :
And you can share it anyway :
Of course Time Square will look a bit “empty” without all the advertising screens that pollute the sight.
Thom as you have already figured out there are no reasons for ordinary consumers to buy these things,and a hell of a lot or reasons not to or even consider banning them, starting with public safety issues
Do anyone really want some jackass driving a car,bus or truck with these things on or even walking in a mall or other public place wearing them?
Think we’ve got a problem with people texting and not paying attention to what’s going on around them? Just you wait…..