Microsoft thinks that the future of computing will be some combination of the holograms from Star Wars and the holodeck from Star Trek, which is why the company has developed the HoloLens — a headset that displays virtual characters as if they're right beside you. Microsoft said it would begin mailing out the first Hololens headsets for software developers, which cost $3,000 each, last month. And now it's published a video showing what you get for ponying up all that money.
At the beginning of 2015, Microsoft showed off the HoloLens, an ambitious headset that displays digital images over the world around you, using a technology commonly referred to as augmented reality. Today at a big press event in New York City, the company announced that HoloLens will be available in the first quarter of 2016 starting at a price of $3,000 — but only for software developers.