The Future of Three-Dimensional Thinking.
Most structures studied by science exist in three dimensions: molecules, organisms, ecosystems, galaxies. Flat-screen visualizations of these entities limit our understanding and experience of the objects and interactions that we study. Likewise, flat-screen–based video communication constrains our ability to interact with remote colleagues and collaborators. The Microsoft Hololens Development Edition, released on 30 March 2016, is a holographic platform that demonstrates the potential to enhance scientific understanding, education, and collaboration by transforming our interactions with three-dimensional representations and with one another.
Hololens; three-dimensional representations; holographic
Hoffman MA. The future of three-dimensional thinking. Science. 2016;353(6302):876-876. doi:10.1126/science.aah5394