“When you change the way the way you see the world, you change the world you see.” —Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at MWC
Mixed reality and augmented reality may be enormously powerful concepts, but there have been few demos that capture the technologies’ potential to offer new immersive experiences. “Better and more transparent hardware, coupled with more compelling use cases, is needed before further progress can be made [in augmented reality],” concluded Gartner last year.
The situation may have changed with the launch of the HoloLens 2, which represents a considerable upgrade over the previous version of the AR headset that launched four years ago. “This new medium is just the beginning of experiencing what’s possible,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in an MWC keynote unveiling the device, which represents a considerable upgrade over the prior version.