Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, has revealed in an interview the company’s plans in relation to augmented reality and also some other of the giant company’s future ideas.
With just a few remaining hours before the company’s big reveal of their new line of products, the Microsoft CEO has participated in an interview in which he expressed his views in regards to the future of computers and the computing world.
At the same time teasing with the new products and technologies, Nadella has also quiet admitted to Microsoft’s falling behind in various areas, and the giant company’s steps towards once again being one of the domain’s lead innovators.
Augmented reality seems to be the feature or at least one of the elements that will lead to Nadella’s definition of an ultimate computer.
According to him, the perfect such device is the world of mixed reality, or more exactly a world where one can see both his real surroundings and also holograms and virtual objects.
This description could also be applied to one of Microsoft’s products and devices, the HoloLens which is the company’s version of an augmented reality hardware.
As Microsoft announced earlier this year that the Windows Holographic will be opening up to all interested third-party makers, the potential for developing Virtual Reality (VR) headsets besides the already existing Augmented Reality (AR) ones seems to be increasing.
Nadella revealed his envisioned future uses of the AR technology and already exhibited some of its current ones. With the AR being already used in order to better teach anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University, the Microsoft CEO considers that the leap from educational to the every-day use of the aforementioned technology will not be a big one.
Nadella then went to compare the new HoloLens to another Microsoft product that raised questions before its first release, the Surface 2-in-1 that has since been developing into a category of its own.
As with the Surface and the HoloLens, Satya Nadella has stated the company’s wish to invent and promote new computer and computing technologies.
The first steps towards that direction seem to have already been made, as the company’s new products promise new and interesting features.
Also, Microsoft has recently been investing in the artificial domain, as it established a separate group within the mother company for the up and coming technology, which could also advance Nadella vision of a mixed reality just as well as the virtual and augmented reality headsets.
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