Microsoft researcher explains why HoloLens is not yet among consumers




Alex Kipman, the visionary behind Kinect, has his TED talk in Vancouver in a virtual world with a HoloLens given up. In retrospect Kipman told journalists that the HoloLens will not yet be sold to consumers.

“If I have the feeling that the world is ready for it, then we will be [product] sales to ordinary people,” said Kipman told journalists after his TED Talk. “It could be as soon as we say ‘yes’, and that may take a long time.”

During the talk changed the setting in which Kipman walked several times: an enchanted forest, to the moon and Mars. He spoke through a holographic projection of a NASA scientist. All this could be seen on a screen during the talk.

The HoloLens is already being sold for $ 3,000 per developer kit. According Kipman the hardware quite ready for the consumer. If a consumer today would buy a HoloLens would say that according to him, “Cool, I bought a unit from $ 3000 and I twelve things with it to gather dust now lies..”

What will cost is unclear any consumer version. That Kipman is so cautious, is not so strange. When the Kinect went on sale, was immediately very popular, but the enthusiasm quickly became fewer, including a lack of applications.


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