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Researchers Develop a 360-degree Holographic Display

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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 01:52 PM
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Researches at USC have developed a way to project a 360 degree holographic image, it's not project onto thin air, but is projected onto spinning mirrors.

Researchers Develop a 360-degree Holographic Display


Researchers at USC have taken another step towards that holiest of sci-fi dreams: the 3D holographic display. Using a spinning mirror covered with a "holographic diffuser," a special DVI implementation, and a high-speed projector, the team's device can project a three-dimensional image that can be viewed from 360 degrees -- regardless of the viewer's height and distance.




Actual pictures of the Holograph

Rendering for an Interactive 360º Light Field Display


ABSTRACT

We describe a set of rendering techniques for an autostereoscopic light field display able to present interactive 3D graphics to multiple simultaneous viewers 360 degrees around the display. The display consists of a high-speed video projector, a spinning mirror covered by a holographic diffuser, and FPGA circuitry to decode specially rendered DVI video signals.



It's not projected onto thin air, but it is very impressive. In the first link there is a video showing the holograph and how it looks when you walk around it, even when moving up and down.


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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 01:56 PM
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So basically the very first 'holodeck' is going to be a room where the walls spin and are made of mirrors? lol

Seriously, though...that's pretty cool. Nice find....



posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 01:58 PM
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The Holodeck will be filled with vomit. Get your wetsuit and air tank.



posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 02:04 PM
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No. I wouldn't call this holodeck technology YET!
The mirrors are spinning REALLY fast, you can hardly see their edges as they are spinning in the video. I would think it would be pretty dangerous for people to be anywhere near the spinning mirrors

But, you have to take little steps before you can run.
It's a good start though.

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posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 02:14 PM
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Thats pretty damn sexy


Never thought a spinning mirror would produce that sort of effect.

Its a nice start and im sure there are many other ways to get the same effect.

Would be great to see them create a ping pong game using that technology im sure they could,and that would be a start for 3d holograph gaming.

Next step after would be a real life Matrix, just plug your concious into it and off you go real life "second life" type gaming!



posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 02:31 PM
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I just watched the video. That is so cool! But it's still a long way from the "photons and force-fields" hologram of Star Trek fame. But still, it's a start.




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