Inventor. Visionary. Futurist.
This is Alex Kipman, the man behind Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality goggles, one of the company’s most ambitious products. That seems like a fitting challenge for someone who was admitted to Microsoft’s Hall of Legends in 2011 for his work on the Kinect motion controller.
But two years after the Brazil-born Kipman introduced HoloLens in January 2015, the goggles — which overlay virtual 3D images on what you’re seeing in the real world — still haven’t been released to consumers. (Developers can buy the HoloLens Development Kit for $3,000, while companies can pick up the HoloLens Commercial Suite for $5,000.)
Spanish CNET’s Gabriel Sama caught up with Kipman at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, to talk about the future of the HoloLens, its potential as a consumer device and Microsoft’s biggest challenges with AR. Oh, and they also discussed Pokemon Go.
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