Windows 10 With Holograms Looks Freaking Awesome

By Sean Hollister on at

You’ve heard that Microsoft is trying to build the holodeck, yes? With a visor called Hololens you wear on your head? It turns out Hololens is a full Windows 10 computer, and using it looks totally awesome.

Sure, you can see crazy holographic objects that appear to exist in the real world, like I saw in my hands-on demo a few months back:

Windows 10 with Holograms Looks Freaking Awesome

But apparently you can also use it as a real Windows computer, by pinning your desktop and applications on the walls of your real room!

Windows 10 with Holograms Looks Freaking Awesome

Here’s the room, just so you can see that this isn’t all CG:

Windows 10 with Holograms Looks Freaking Awesome

Not that you need to be close to a wall to manipulate head-worn Windows 10, though. You can take your Windows with you, floating in the air, drag them, resize them, etc.

Windows 10 with Holograms Looks Freaking Awesome

Here’s Skype:

Windows 10 with Holograms Looks Freaking Awesome

And, of course, they don’t need to be flat. Take a look at this slick “app”:

Windows 10 with Holograms Looks Freaking Awesome

As with most virtual reality / augmented reality pioneers, Microsoft sees Hololens becoming an incredible education tool, too. Imagine cutting a virtual human body right open, looking inside, and showing students exactly how a heart really works. That’s something Microsoft demoed on stage.

Windows 10 with Holograms Looks Freaking Awesome

Sounds like the company’s not going to be quite as crazy secretive about Hololens and Windows Holographic from here on out. Here at Microsoft Build, there are hundreds of Hololens stations for developers to try it out for themselves. Looking forward to giving it another go soon!