Recently, Microsoft formally announced the much-anticipated 2nd edition of their “HoloLens” headset, which allows the wearer to see virtual images superimposed on the real world. The first edition has been used widely – for example, a worker wearing the headset can be shown exactly which part of the machine they’re looking at needs attention, or a designer can try out furniture arrangements by placing virtual furniture within a real space.
This should have been a wholly triumphant moment for Microsoft, to announce the improvements they’ve made. But some of the company’s employees took the opportunity to sound a sourer note.
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