AR would just present some dinky version of the thing being designed fixed to a table top or similar. It might be cute but it doesn't seem as practical. It certainly seems a reach to pitch Hololens to such limited professional use and hope it will take off.
Either way it would let them shrink the firmware partition meaning more storage for user data and reduce the packaging / testing cycle for updates. I don't see it would hurt their branding or cross-promotion either since most people would choose the defaults anyway.
I'm sure the extremely shrill and vocal minority who don't like systemd (or upstart) can throw their weight behind Devuan. It could do with all the help it can get.
Everyone else, maintainers and users can benefit from a pid 1 system that improves start up times, security, logging, concurrency, service dependencies and still lets people invoke sysvinit scripts if they have reason to. It is curious how dists like Ubuntu, RHEL / Fedora et al manage to function in a completely satisfactory and stable fashion considering how some people like to imply they're built on sand.
I don't understand why this is so difficult to do. It probably makes their lives easier for firmware updates too since there is less to go wrong or test if the apps aren't part of the image.
Driverless vehicles are classified in 4 (or 5) levels. Level 4 is completely autonomous vehicles. Some define level 5 as being fully autonomous without even driver controls. Google's driverless car is barely level 4, possibly a high level 3 since it still requires driver assistance.
If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.