Thanks to Microsoft’s Hologram Glasses, our reality and digital world can become one. The company unveiled Windows Holographic and the HoloLens headset on Wednesday during their big Windows 10 event, and it could be a game changer for technology’s future.

The headset is being described as “the most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen.”

The headset is a computer including a GPU, a CPU, and a powerful holographic processor. No wires or connection to computer is needed, which is an extremely unique feature. On the front is a dark visor that provides a transparent display, along with special sound technology that will allow a person to hear holograms behind them.

Microsoft’s HoloLens would improve the gaming experience, especially with the popular Minecraft, as shown in the demonstration video above. For enterprises, it would allow workers to design holographic prototypes and present them to others as if the product was already in its physical form. Architecture firms could possibly benefit from HoloLens the most, allowing architects to give their clients a tour through their structure before construction begins.

Alex Kipman of Microsoft says that their goal isn’t to simply place us in cool virtual worlds. It’s about going beyond, making things simpler and offering unique experiences.

Microsoft’s hologram glasses have supposedly been in the works for several years, and according to Kipman, NASA was involved during development.

There’s still work to be done, but Microsoft plans to release HoloLens to the public very soon, within their Windows 10 time frame. The operating system will launch later this year, so it’s very possible consumers can experience the virtual reality very soon.

Pricing information hasn’t been announced, but the company syas it will be reasonable for both enterprises and consumers.

HoloLens comes after Samsung’s announcement of the Oculus Rift, which is also a virtual reality device. Kipman is already urging Oculus and other VR products to integrate holograms.

It’ll be interesting to see if Microsoft’s hologram glasses will become a common household item.

[PhotoCredit: TheVerge]