Hey, did you hear? Smartphones are dead.
That’s according to Microsoft’s Alan Kipman, better known as the inventor of the company’s HoloLens augmented reality headset.
“The phone is already dead,” Kipman told Bloomberg. “People just haven’t realized.”
If the phone is dead, then, what will replace it? Kipman believes a device capable of “mixed reality” could be its replacement.
It’s a bold claim that was sorta shared by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earlier this week when he said phones will look very different in the future. “I’m sure we’ll make more phones, but they will not look like phones that are there today.” Read more…