News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Windows Mixed Reality: The future?

    Posted on October 4th, 2017 at 08:31 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    The Windows Mixed Reality demo is up on YouTube. I suggest you watch, to see where Microsoft’s headed.

    Personally, I’m skeptical — most (if not all) of you would rather balance a spreadsheet while on rollerblades, than try to get any work done in MR — but it does point in an interesting direction.

    Big question is whether the big-iron approach to MR from Microsoft will be upstaged by phone-based Google or Apple. I mean, can you imagine carrying around a laptop, just to power an MR headset? I don’t think so.

    That said, it’s definitely an exciting new direction.

    If that helped, take a second to support AskWoody on Patreon

    Home Forums Windows Mixed Reality: The future?

    Tagged: 

    This topic contains 5 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by

     Cybertooth 1 year, 5 months ago.

    • Author
      Posts
    • #135266 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      The Windows Mixed Reality demo is up on YouTube. I suggest you watch, to see where Microsoft’s headed. Personally, I’m skeptical — most (if not all)
      [See the full post at: Windows Mixed Reality: The future?]

    • #135273 Reply

      MrJimPhelps
      AskWoody_MVP

      Microsoft is moving away from their core market, that is, the corporate desktop. None of this new “fancy” stuff has any value on the corporate desktop. And the corporate desktop is where the money is.

      This smells strongly of “me too!” on the part of Microsoft. When I see this, I am very much reminded of how Microsoft got so many of their competitors (Novell, Borland, etc.) to have a “me too!” attitude, and these companies ended up crashing on the rocks as a result, allowing Microsoft to race ahead.

      If Microsoft doesn’t get back on track soon, someone else is going to come in and grab the corporate market away from them. They will soon crash on the rocks after that.

      Group "L" (Linux Mint)
      with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      4 users thanked author for this post.
    • #135279 Reply

      Noel Carboni
      AskWoody_MVP

      I can’t watch a whole half hour TV program all the way through without any glitches, and I have a fixed fiber optic connection at home. The IPTV box runs a Microsoft OS.

      I watched my son play a video game last night and it didn’t take more than about 5 minutes before he got to a place where it wouldn’t allow him to continue; something he was supposed to get through didn’t allow him through, and he had to reset the game. Next time he got there, it let him through.

      Win 10 v1703 has, not once but twice, just decided to stop updating for me. DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth just stops at various percentages without a discernable reason.

      Recently I got a call from a customer who was trying to use his cell phone to tell me about what was going wrong for him. The signal was so distorted I simply couldn’t understand him.

      Some time ago when I was preparing to merge into traffic my car, whose throttle is connected purely electronically, just didn’t go for about 5 seconds after I pressed the gas pedal down. It wasn’t a physical failure; it finally did go. But the computer was apparently just “busy” at that particular instant. Fortunately I don’t cut things too close while driving and we didn’t have an accident.

      My point?

      The reality of how well today’s high tech actually DOES work doesn’t match how well it NEEDS to work in order for it to integrate into everything we do.

      Certainly the last thing *I* need or want is a glitchy mixed reality environment!

      Do we see any initiatives on Microsoft’s part (or anyone else’s) that will take the tech to the next level of quality? To where we can rely on it? Does anyone really think releasing more new versions faster is going to get us there?

      -Noel

      11 users thanked author for this post.
    • #135299 Reply

      AlexN
      AskWoody Lounger

      All I see this doing is increasing obesity and multiplying the numbers of video-game crazed (as in, the ones who play games days in a row) individuals…

      Fortran, C++, R, Python, Java, Matlab, HTML, CSS, etc.... coding is fun!
      A weatherman that can code

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #135425 Reply

      Rick Corbett
      AskWoody_MVP

      “That said, it’s definitely an exciting new direction.” In my opinion, it’s not. I haven’t yet seen ONE palpable benefit touted, yet MS appear intent on pouring resources into fantasy-land instead of concentrating its efforts into creating a rock-solid OS… which W10 isn’t and hasn’t been so far.

      IMO, any palpable direction has been lost completely in the pursuit of ‘what may be’. Aspiring (or dreaming) is great… from a solid platform. Sadly, MS just doesn’t have that solid platform any more. What’s worse is that, unlike all other OS’, it chose to make its platform unstable… and we’ve been experiencing the results ever since.

      5 users thanked author for this post.
    • #135461 Reply

      Cybertooth
      AskWoody Lounger

      Some time ago when I was preparing to merge into traffic my car, whose throttle is connected purely electronically, just didn’t go for about 5 seconds after I pressed the gas pedal down. It wasn’t a physical failure; it finally did go. But the computer was apparently just “busy” at that particular instant. Fortunately I don’t cut things too close while driving and we didn’t have an accident.

      My point?

      The reality of how well today’s high tech actually DOES work doesn’t match how well it NEEDS to work in order for it to integrate into everything we do.

      Certainly the last thing *I* need or want is a glitchy mixed reality environment!

      Just imagine an automobile running on Windows 10. (Call it Windows 10 Mobile, heh heh.) Under Microsoft’s current quality assurance model, individual private drivers would be the guinea pigs for the large taxi and government fleets.

      If my car were running on Windows 10, I wouldn’t dare take it out on the street, let alone try merging onto a busy highway!

       

      3 users thanked author for this post.

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

    Reply To: Windows Mixed Reality: The future?

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

    Your information: