BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Alex Kipman, the inventor of HoloLens managed to dazzle the public during the TED 2016 edition after he literally teleported NASA scientists Jeff Morris to Red Plant. During the demonstration, Kipman managed to show to the public what augmented reality technology will be capable of doing in the future. AR transport Jeff Morris to Mars, much to the delight of the public.
Apart from all the gadgets and gizmos showcase at this year’s TED, the conference also hosted an unusual and breathtaking display. Alex Kipman, the man itself and the father of the popular HoloLens has stepped on the stage in order to show the public what his brainchild is capable of doing.
The inventor told the public that he will perform a magic number right there on the stage and all that he needed was a camera and a set of HoloLens glasses. Much to the astonishment of the public, Kipman managed to conjure an otherworldly scenery on the stage. And for his finishing number, the tech wizard demonstrated that he can make Jeff Morris, a scientists from NASA disappear from his desk.
In a couple of moments, Morris has taken out of his cushy office and forced to walk on the surface of Mars. And all of these wonders happened under the very eyes of the audience. Kipman explained that we have yet to fathom the full potential of augmented reality. Forget for a moment about virtual reality and try to grasp the concept of augmented reality.
Imagine being able to throw away your GPS and smart device, in favor of a device which you can use to navigate in reality using computer generated landmark. And all these feats can be achieved without using any screen.
Kipman managed to prove that once he outfitted his clever invention with a camera that showed the public what the inventor was seeing in real-time. Apart from the otherworldly scenery, the public even saw the NASA scientists walking on the Martian surface while waving at the audience.
The senior scientists from NASA expressed his amazement towards the wondrous inventions. He also stated that it feels great to be in three places at once: in a room not far from TED, on the stage and on the surface of Mars.
AR transport Jeff Morris to Mars and we have yet to fathom the full potential this new technology. Kipman declared that future of technology resides in merging AR and sVR with the real world. Furthermore, he stated that quite soon, we are going to look back towards this decade and argue that we used to live like cavemen.
Whether or not this technology will catch on, this we are unsure. Presently, AR is used for commercial purpose and for research. Furthermore, during the presentation, Kipman also said that the dev kits have been made available on the market, each of them being estimated at 3000 dollars.
It will be a while before the final product will be made available to the general public, but we can be sure that it will be a mindblower.