Creator HoloLens believes that smartphones come to an end
Considering how much the modern man has become dependent on smart phones, not at all surprising that he almost breaks up with his gadget. Check the temperature outside the window, read the news, check your emails and messages from friends in numerous messengers, laugh at funny pictures on social networks - all this can be done with one compact device. Fifty years ago, on this one and I could not dream. But not everyone believes that the smart phone is the future.
"Smartphones are already dead. People simply do not yet realized ", - says the employee of Microsoft Corporation Alex Kipman, through which came to light devices such as Kinect and HoloLens.
Kipman sincerely convinced that the future of mankind for the hybrid devices that can complement the surrounding reality and the virtual image interfaces. Of course, he tends to what HoloLens headset and similar devices will revolutionize technologies. Such a statement of a prominent engineer sounds like a provocation. But if you think about his words in the long run, it becomes clear that, most likely, they have a share of common sense. mobile market is enormous. In just one year the producers plan to sell more than 1, 5 billion smartphones worldwide. Microsoft has, unlike its competitors, does not want to focus on the mobile market segment, focusing on alternative technologies. Including those that we demonstrated on the example of HoloLens.
Attempts to implement a mixed reality in wearable electronics are taken regularly. Google has already plenty naeksperimentirovatsya with their Glass glasses, many manufacturers of smart phones and even video game consoles have tried to combine the built-in camera and video device. But to this day technology mixed reality remains something malovostrebovannym and from the looks like nothing more than indulgence.
In the next decade the development of technologies should ensure a dramatic reduction in the size of wearable AR-set and increase their computing power. And this, in turn, significantly enhance the ability of that gadgets can provide their owners. Imagine that all the functions that are currently performing your smartphone will be able to provide regular glasses in thin frame. Just say the caller's name - and you're conversing with him, but still see before my eyes a picture of him. In this case, your hands are totally free. Of course, there are some doubts as to whether the largest IT-companies to invest billions in the development of this area of technology. But if we assume that HoloLens - this is just a first experiment with the AR for a corporation like Microsoft, you can rely on the updated version of the device in the future. And smartphones displace will not be so easy to market. After foolish to believe that Apple or Samsung suddenly abandon billion net profit for the pilot projects. If this happens, it is not exactly in the coming years.