Gert Braakman

I've been an investigative journalist for as long as can remember. I worked for a number of major…

About Me

I've been an investigative journalist for as long as can remember. I worked for a number of major technology and internet related magazines and digital media (about.com). I have pursued many paths in life and  the Hololens brings many of my fascinations together. It will change all of our lives in unimaginable ways. creativity4

It will also add a lot of confusion and complexity to our society. The only remedy is to stay eager and nurture a willingness to learn.

Google versus Microsoft who shapes the augmented future?
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Google versus Microsoft who shapes the augmented future?

Billions are being invested in Augmented reality and to a lesser extend in Virtual Reality. A little over a year ago Google bought Magic Leap, the then mysterious unknown little startup founded by Rony Abovitz. It’s easy to understand why, magic leap’s amazing technology may become the next format for movies, AR/VR games and every […]

Social Augmented Reality
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Social Augmented Reality

Something is wrong..wasn’t technology supposed to connect people? To enrich their lives? Yes, there’s an explosion of connectivity happening, but it doesn’t seem to make us more social; we’re overwhelmed by it and distracted. It’s gobbling up our time and attention. It keeps us in touch and yet we become increasingly isolated. Can Augmented and […]

Holo Disaster?
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Holo Disaster?

For years now intelligent minds at MIT labs have been researching how we can interface with devices around us. Watch the clip from  1:03 This interface technology will no doubt also be applied to Holoview devices. Take the  radio in the MIT clip…wouldn’t it be much simpler if you could wear a Holoview device like […]

Are you afraid?
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Are you afraid?

ExtropiaDasilva is a digital person that resides in Second life. Her views on VR/AR applications in the field of psychology are interesting enough to be quoted extensively. Psychology is not the first thing you think of in relation to Artificial Reality. Yet AR may become a very important tool to increase your mental capabilities and […]

The Hololens: Field of Vision
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The Hololens: Field of Vision

One of the drawbacks that is mentioned over and over again in discussions about the Hololens is its limited F(ield) O(f) V(ision). Unlike the the Oculus Rift and similar devices the experience of the Hololens is not fully immersive. You’re looking at a small window where things are happening. Very interesting things no doubt, but […]

The Hololens and Autodesk
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The Hololens and Autodesk

Many designers will have waited for this; a demo of how Autodesk and the Hololens can be used together to create and update 3D models. Autodesk isn’t everyone’s favorite 3D program but if this is a real indication of what is possible, other (better) 3d programs will follow with their 3D -hololens adaptations very soon. […]

A New way to See the World
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A New way to See the World

Everything digital can be added to what we see around us. The space you’re in now can be altered in unimaginable ways using a Holoview device. A holoview device will analyse your surroundings; chairs, tables, walls and categorize them: a wall is useful for displaying images and live screens. Any horizontal plane can be converted […]

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