Creator HoloLens believes that smartphones came to an end

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2017-05-09 16:00:05

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Creator HoloLens believes that smartphones came to an end

Considering how much modern man has become dependent on smartphones, it is no wonder that he almost breaks up with his gadget. To check the temperature outside, read news, check mails and messages from friends in the numerous messengers, to laugh at the funny pictures in social networks – all this can be done by using one compact device. Fifty years ago on this one and could not dream. But not everyone thinks that smartphones are the future.

"Smartphones are already dead. People are just still not realized", — says Microsoft employee Alex Kipman, through which came to light devices such as Kinect .

Chipman sincerely convinced that the future of mankind for hybrid devices, able to complement the surrounding reality, virtual characters and interfaces. Of course, he tends to the fact that the headset is HoloLens and similar devices will revolutionize the technology. Such a statement by a prominent engineer sounds like a provocation. But if to ponder his words in the long term, it becomes clear that, most likely, there is some common sense.

The mobile Market is huge. For one only this year manufacturers expect to sell more than 1.5 billion smartphones worldwide. Microsoft, unlike its competitors, does not want to focus on the mobile market segment, focusing on alternative technologies. Including those that we have demonstrated on the example of the HoloLens.

Attempt to implement in wearable electronics being taken regularly. Google has had enough time to naeksperementirovavshis to your glasses Glass, many manufacturers of smartphones and even game consoles have tried to combine the built-in camera and video games. But to this day the technology of mixed reality remains something malemasturbating and looks nothing more than self-indulgence.

In the next decade the development of technology should ensure a sharp reduction in the size of the wearable AR headsets and the increase in their computing power. And this, in turn, would significantly broaden the opportunities that gadgets can provide to their owners. Imagine all the functions that it performs today your smartphone will be able to provide regular glasses in a thin frame. Just say the name of the subscriber — and you are already talking to him, but still can see before my eyes a picture of it. While your hands are absolutely free.

Of Course, there are some doubts whether the largest IT company to invest billions in the development of this area of technology. But if we assume that the HoloLens is just the first experiment with AR for a Corporation like Microsoft, we can hope for an updated version of the device in the future. And smartphones out of the market, will not be so simple. After all, it is foolish to believe that Apple or Samsung will suddenly refuse billion net profit for pilot projects. If this happens, it is not exactly in the coming years.

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