"Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope"
Science fiction and reality come together again all thanks to a Polish company called Leia Display Systems.
(whenever I see the name Leia, I can't help but think of Return Of The Jedi, you men know why )
The Polish company claims When Princess Leia appeared before Luke Skywalker as a hologram in the 1977 blockbuster Star Wars, it was very much a work
of science fiction. But fast-forward four decades and the hologram telephone call -- which will allow callers to see a live 3D image of the other
person on the line -- is set to become reality.
To make a 3D phone call, a person will sit in front of a specially adapted camera featuring two lenses and a microphone. The two images the lenses
create are blended to form a 3D version and streamed via the internet to the person who is being called.
A hologram machine will receive the image and beam it using a laser projector on to a 'screen' of water vapour, which gives the image its third
The hologram image will speak, move and listen in real time. The company also believes its invention will be on the market within five years.
I can't wait 5 years, I want it now!!
Hopefully Chewbacca won't pull off my arms when I beat him at Monster Chess
Cool, but both Samsung and Apple are working on it for your cell phone. Both companies were talking about it last year. It seems that they were very
close to having it but haven't heard anything since. I wonder if HTC will beat them too it as they currently have the #1 cell phone.
Sound like this is a home/office version though, which would give a whole new meaning to conference call.
This is cool and all, but it seems like some new fangled projection screen. The projector is behind it shooting the image to it.
I was thinking it would pop up from some device such as your phone.
Anyone know the price tag on this piece of hi tech furniture?
Oh Pac, you've duped us once again. It turns out that disquieting hologram burning its way across Coachella and the entire internet wasn't an
actual hologram at all: just a reflection using a 19th century magician's tricks.
Rolling Stone reports the rapper was CGI. But at least it was good good, expensive CGI, "created by the Hollywood special effects studio Digital
Domain, who have previously worked on films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TRON: Legacy and X-Men: First Class."
A hologram is the recreation of a light field created by recording the interference pattern of a laser beam reflected off of objects interfering with
the reference laser beam. That, and only that, is a hologram.
I will not stand idly by while any organization or company claims something is a hologram when it is not.
edit on 7-1-2014 by Junkheap because:
(no reason given)
This is terrific. Anyone remember the 3D television that operated using lasers and a complex maze of tiny mirrors in order to create entire
miniaturized three dimensional scenes in the confines of the television case? There was only a few prototypes made.
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