So far, the people who are really using mixed reality headsets like Microsoft’s Hololens are in industry, which is why an integrated hard hat was so keenly-awaited.
Railway police in Zhengzhou, the capital of central China’s Henan province, are the first in the country to start using facial recognition eyewear to screen passengers.
Though the Next Big Thing won’t appear for a while, we know what it will look like: a lightweight, always-on wearable that obliterates the divide between the stuff we see on screens and the stuff we see when we look up.
A lot of work still needs to be done before we start hailing our automated Ubers and Lyfts, whizzing around cities in fully autonomous vehicles.
This month’s release by Apple of the iPhone X with FaceID begins the first wave of consumer products designed from the ground up for continuous awareness of space, place and face.
Lymph nodes are common pathways for certain cancers to spread, requiring surgical removal. These days lymph nodes are visualized using gamma ray imagers that spot the radioactive Technetium-99m tracer that’s injected near a tumor.
Microsoft has opened a new studio to enable customers to create holograms that can be used for mixed reality experiences, from 2D screens to fully immersive VR.
THE AMERICAN MILITARY is working to add a lot of tools to its arsenal. Drones. Lasers. Laser-shooting drones. Drone-killing lasers. But the researchers devising the future of warfare are doing some subtraction too.
WHEN PETER ARVAI founded Prezi in 2009, he didn’t set out to topple PowerPoint. He just wanted to see better presentations. With the right tools, he figured, he could help people create visual aids that felt more engaging.
Police in the UK are recording crime scenes with AR headsets to let senior officers re-experience the scenes without being there.
When you were a kid, what did you think the future would look like? Hoverboards, Back to the Future style? Flying Cars a la The Jetsons?