Microsoft and Volvo's new HoloLens showroom is fascinating and frustrating Video Description

Volvo’s miniatures are ingenious, but it’s hard to say whether HoloLens, rather than a virtual reality headset, is the best option to look at a full-sized car. Microsoft and Volvo both make compelling arguments: it’s wireless and doesn’t block out the real world, rendering single objects is much less resource-intensive than creating a whole environment, and it can be deployed anywhere, not just spaces with tracking systems. But that doesn’t change the fact that it fails to deliver something that you can seamlessly walk up to and explore, which is the one thing that really matters. It’s actually easier for me to feel the scale and physicality of a complete object in a fake world than to examine parts of one in the real world.

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