HoloLens Minecraft from E3 and what it could mean for the future of education

I have been living under a rock for a few weeks and just saw this video today.  It blew my mind and I have been showing it to everyone who will take 4 minutes to sit down and watch.  I get really excited about new technology because I can only imagine how things will be when my 3 year old starts high school.  Imagine sitting in class with a HoloLens and on your desk you can see whatever topic is being taught; whether it is the biology of a frog, the War of 1812 or a trip to distant planets.

Years ago my mom used to run a company that would teach teachers how to use computers in the classroom.  It was partially funded by Apple and she would instruction them on the benefits of PowerPoint, spreadsheets and using the internet.  I think it might be time to restart that company, between tablets and virtual reality machines, educators could make school as entertaining as a video game.  Okay, maybe not, but at least more interesting than someone lecturing and scribbling on a board.

So here is my wish that the new technology that is revolutionizing gaming will find its way into our education system as well.

About OxenTrot

During the day, I am a mild mannered desk jockey who helps to manage a large IT company.  At night, I am a family man, who is insanely in love with his wife and a proud daddy to an amazing girl.  But in the pre-dawn hours, as most everyone else is still asleep, I am my alter ego.  During that time, I am: OxenTrot. Ox was a call sign bestowed upon me while I was an active duty United States Marine, mainly in tribute to the fact that I was a major gym rat. After 5 years and three tours of duty, I reentered the civilian world.  My call sign was replaced by my actual name but the Ox still lived inside. As I began to adapt to my new life, I also began to take on new adventures, such as starting a family, getting a “big boy” job and taking on endurance sports.
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2 Responses to HoloLens Minecraft from E3 and what it could mean for the future of education

  1. aiyshah2014 says:

    Yeah we are all waiting for the hologram…maybe this is it. A shame that woman’s voice was soooooooooo annoying.

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    • OxenTrot says:

      Hahaha – the director Kevin Smith mentioned the same thing on one of his podcasts. That was the first time I heard about this demo. Between Magic Leap, Oculus Rift, HoloLens and who else knows what, I can’t imagine how things will be in the near future.

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