I'm sorry but I think kids mining pixelated blocks in minecraft to data mining is a bit of a stretch. Other than both having the word "mining" in common. I appreciate that what the author was probably pointing out how these tools would be interfaced but I'm still not convinced (putting aside that the original minecraft didn't have motion controls). While I believe AR like the hololens and presumably magic leap will have some very cool, very real applications. I'm not convinced that it will be seen as a fit for all business use cases for the foreseeable future.
For one some of the very complaints about Google Glass apply to hololens. Even moreso as it can truly obstruct your vision from what testers have claimed. Even if you're not using it outside I don't think this is tech you'll be using in cubicle farms unless you find watching your coworkers stumble over furniture and themselves funny.
But the biggest bottleneck as always is adoption and I don't mean simply units sold. Who is going to build the databases and SQL queries that these data mining tools expose visually? Who's going to take the extra time to identify and group every element of a 3D design so that someone in management can take it apart like a jigsaw puzzle? The point is data in any form isn't going to magically format itself to adapt to our new 3D visualization hardware. It's an investment that will pay off in some areas and not in others. Despite the cool factor.
*edit* On a second read I realized that I failed to detect the sarcasm the first time.