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Developing with HoloLens: Decent hardware chases Microsoft's lofty augmented reality ideal

Mark Hachman | May 4, 2015
If you accept that Microsoft's HoloLens is a tool, you'll be delighted. But be wary of its followers, who seem to believe that it shall lead Microsoft to the promised land.

I'm sorry. I know, you haven't seen HoloLens for yourself. And yes, it's a marvelous, even magical, piece of technology. But I don't see HoloLens redefining the way we live as much as a DVR, smartphone, or self-driving car. Right now, I see HoloLens as a tool — one that's indispensable for some applications, but not quite the Holy Grail that Microsoft's HoloLens team wishes it could be.


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