10-12-2015 10:52 AM
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  1. Jas00555's Avatar
    So my friend and I got to talking about all of the possibilities of the use of Hololens and it got me wondering how other people wanted to use it.

    I'm not referring so much to first gen, but down the road when the technology matures. But I seriously want to know, what is your ideal fantasy for the use of this thing, technical or monetary issues aside?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-20-2015 05:02 PM
  2. todd7900's Avatar
    So my friend and I got to talking about all of the possibilities of the use of Hololens and it got me wondering how other people wanted to use it.

    I'm not referring so much to first gen, but down the road when the technology matures. But I seriously want to know, what is your ideal fantasy for the use of this thing, technical or monetary issues aside?
    For me it is the potential impact on healthcare delivery. Emergency/Combat medicine are just tip of the iceberg, there are possible uses in rural health, education, public health, the list is endless, it could actually be one of those game changing events that totally revamp our expectation of healthcare delivery.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-20-2015 05:11 PM
  3. Motor_Mouth's Avatar
    I want it to become the only PC I need, or at least be the display for the only PC I need.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-20-2015 05:12 PM
  4. JamesDax's Avatar
    Talking far into the future I'd love to see Hololens shrink down to the size of Contacts. Being able to wear them all the time and replace the need for PC and tablets and smartphones.
    03-24-2015 08:03 PM
  5. calfee20's Avatar
    I want it to become the only PC I need, or at least be the display for the only PC I need.
    I noticed in a demo/advertising video clip that the user opened a TV screen on the wall. I would like to know how good that experience would be. What would the perceived resolution of the TV be? Then of course if you do this it could also be your pc display.
    03-26-2015 09:31 AM
  6. Motor_Mouth's Avatar
    That's the feature that most interests me. Given that I mostly watch standard definition content on my HD TV now and it looks perfectly good, as does the 240p stream from YouTube that is my default (to save on my 4G bandwidth) I'd be happy with similar res on a virtual screen. i.e. between 240p and 480p. I'd even look at painting one wall black to get the best picture quality from it.
    03-26-2015 09:18 PM
  7. calfee20's Avatar
    Painting a wall black.......I would never have thought of that.
    03-27-2015 09:45 AM
  8. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Simply having things pinned wherever you want them. The advertising video for it where the guy's in his house, notes app on the refrigerator, travel "brochures" open on the table, weather forecast on the wall, virtual puppy running around, etc. The fact that you don't have to stare at a screen anymore to get your work done.
    03-27-2015 11:47 AM
  9. Prathamesh Tambe's Avatar
    I would use it to create n develop my own "mind palace" :) Bing it if you don't know.
    Ashles and Hritwik Biyani like this.
    03-27-2015 11:53 AM
  10. TASWinFan's Avatar
    Everyone probably is thinking of some sexy applicatinos. But I would personally thing that medicine and especially medical schools could really find it useful. It might also be useful to microsoft to design concept devices out of thin air eh??
    04-02-2015 09:30 PM
  11. DalekSnare's Avatar
    I want to replace my computer monitor with the ability to just have my windows floating wherever I want them over my desk, with the option to bring one with me when I get up to get a glass of water.

    I want it to let me play internet go on a real go board by inputting the moves I play with physical pieces and virtually superimposing my opponent's pieces on the board so it looks like their stones are really there.
    04-21-2015 08:35 PM
  12. Gotcha007's Avatar
    For me 2 things :
    - Be able to 'draw' a TV bigger than the one I currently have :-)
    - Same thing for the Computer screen.

    It's kind of amazing that fact that you will be able to do that anywhere you want, Kitchen, bedroom,... I'm so excited by HoloLens that no matter the price I'll go for it.
    04-22-2015 07:16 AM
  13. Manuel Arredondo's Avatar
    I'm really excited for co-op gaming, I would love to play 'animated' board games...
    - Imagine playing age of empires with your buddy, where the map is the living room.
    - Not needing to own computer monitors or televisions, you could have a completely minimal home!
    - customize your home with fictional items!
    - create horror experiences and scare my relatives (image playing slender man in your home)
    04-27-2015 03:12 PM
  14. grahamf's Avatar
    Instead of wandering all over the place like in the demos, I'm thinking the Hololens would actually work great as a replacement for the desktop. You could be sitting in front of a desk and have your keyboard (and maybe mouse as needed), but use the Hololens to surround yourself with your work as opposed to being restricted to the monitors. Additionally any 3D modelling work would be easier to visualize, and you would have a bit more privacy if working with private or confidential information (or, problably more commonly, "adult entertainment").

    It would allow for a more compact workstation because instead of having a bunch of monitors in a room you could simply have something like a secretary desk that everything tucks into when not in use.
    05-10-2015 10:18 PM
  15. Hritwik Biyani's Avatar
    I would use it to create n develop my own "mind palace" :) Bing it if you don't know.
    That would an awesome idea if you could create a virtual mind palace with it. Only thing is you should use hololens just to design the palace. You should be able to store and retrieve the memories without the hololens, because the whole idea of a mind palace is to strengthen your brain's memory.
    05-23-2015 04:17 AM
  16. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    That's the feature that most interests me. Given that I mostly watch standard definition content on my HD TV now and it looks perfectly good, as does the 240p stream from YouTube that is my default (to save on my 4G bandwidth) I'd be happy with similar res on a virtual screen. i.e. between 240p and 480p. I'd even look at painting one wall black to get the best picture quality from it.
    If the Hololens images are completely opaque I don't think that would help.
    05-23-2015 02:22 PM
  17. Motor_Mouth's Avatar
    Yes but that's still a big "if" at the moment. Most reviews say that you can still see through all the holograms to some extent. Hopefully I will get to see for myself next week when Build comes to Sydney.
    05-26-2015 03:16 AM
  18. mjyumping's Avatar
    My ideal fantasy is Final Fantasy.
    05-26-2015 03:17 AM
  19. grahamf's Avatar
    I'd say my biggest fantasy would being able to surround myself with windows.
    05-26-2015 09:32 AM
  20. hiya15's Avatar
    having virtual party :)
    06-06-2015 08:57 AM
  21. TechAbstract's Avatar
    having virtual party :)
    Like birthday by yourself? lol
    06-10-2015 10:46 PM
  22. L33tSpeed's Avatar
    Has anyone thought of the possibility of incorporating Hololens into helmets?

    Yes, I know there are some helmet HUD's already coming into being. But what has to happen is MS has to fix their limited field of view problem with the Hololens and incorporate the holograms displayed into a full on visor. Down the line these visors could be incorporated into helmets used for so many different various reasons. One could be a full on gaming helmet that would take care of the full display and audio of a system. Another is a helmet used for all various sporting needs. A skydivers helmet to show wind speed, your movement, play music, record/stream your dive, and even have some safety measures such as projected distance to the ground, and an estimated safe zone of time to pull your chute before it is too late. Or even a motorcycle helmet that could display and keep track of roads, in front and behind you, as well as lighting up darkened paths at night, or tinting the visor during the day. My last idea would be a combat fueled helmet as a new standard for military technology. The helmet itself could provide full ballistic protection for the user, while also assisting the user by highlighting possible threats and targets, and showing tactical locations and goals through its holograms (See Ironman's HUD and targeting system for example (Yes I know this is a movie based off of super heroes, but this is a technology that can be achieved in the not too distant future)). And as for a hardware perspective on this thought, the helmets do not have to remain large, heavy, and bulky, as they are today; I simply would imagine these designs would be held in reserve for the inclusion of safety features that one would need for sports or combat protection. I would imagine a "helmet" in the future as a slim fitting (maybe even just the visor and sensors) piece of equipment that any and everyone would be able to use. Basically I would like to see this technology evolve mankind's capabilities as a species, by changing the way we do everything that we do, much like the invention of the telephone did as it evolved into the cell phone, and eventually into the smart phone. Sure, down the line I could see the technology progressing into a "contact lens" like I saw someone else post on this thread, but for now that idea is strictly a science fiction idea, as the technology for that type of innovation simply will not be around in our lifetime. I believe that visors and helmets are the "next step" for this technology and MS, in my opinion, is the only company that has the power and funds to pull it through from high priced, futuristic technology, to the tech we would all use in our every day lives.
    I know that today, being the futuristic tech that it is, the market price will most likely be unimaginably and unmarketabley high, but then again, so were computers and cell phones. The longer the product remains on the market, there will be competition looking to drive the need for improvements, as well as the need to drive the market price down.

    Call me Oprah, I just want everyone to have a hololens in one form or another.
    08-05-2015 07:11 AM
  23. VRdorado's Avatar
    I'm for now most excited about the rather simple stuff I'm sure I'll be expanding my horizon soon enough, but as was already mentioned, weather updates on the wall, notes on the fridge, see a broadcast while doing the dishes... that is exactly the stuff I'd love to give a go first of all.
    08-12-2015 02:55 PM
  24. Ashles's Avatar
    I would imagine a "helmet" in the future as a slim fitting (maybe even just the visor and sensors) piece of equipment that any and everyone would be able to use.
    You mean like the Hololens actually is now?
    08-24-2015 06:27 AM
  25. DroidUser42's Avatar
    The next time you guys are looking for a movie to watch, try Brainstorm from 1983.
    10-08-2015 10:30 PM
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