While creating lifelike holograms is not easy or cheap, a team of experts is planning to bring the future into our houses. Although it still has a long way to go, holographic technology is finally being used in most applications. In fact, it appears that holographic technology is already present in the mainstream. Unlike the science fiction, these holograms are actually taking place. Innovations research in holography is currently going on in many companies and labs countrywide. Groups are using new methods and materials to create very compelling work of both moving and still holograms.
Why holographic technology is not just science fiction anymore
To remember how exciting and vivid the original Star Wars Trilogy was, you don’t have to be your 40s anymore. During this time the kind of images that appeared on our screens created in us a sense of longing for the future and made us wonder how the year 2016 will be like. Thankfully, nowadays if you are a hologram fan, you don’t need to take a trip down the memory lane. The technology is now here at dance clubs, concerts, and movies and sometimes even in our own bedrooms. Here are some examples of holographic technologies that exist today
Activists in Spain
When they could not protest due to a new form of punishment that was supposed to be meted for publish expression, Spain activists took to the 3D holographic technology to make sure that their voices are heard. And this made the world to hear them loud and clear.
This is a kind of technology that consists of software that uses ultrasonic waves to create pressure on the hand of the person touching a projected hologram. In order to track users hands, researchers are using two Wiimotes from the gaming system.
Tupac back from the dead
Since this was by far one of the first examples of modern 3D holographic technology it always comes to mind. In a nutshell, the 3D holographic display was used to display, Snoopy Dogg and Tupac using computer generated technology.
According to MIT researcher Michael Bove, holographic TVs might be in our living rooms in the next 10 years. The most amazing thing is that they will just be at the price of today’s 2-dimensional technology that’s currently being developed by Massachusetts Institute of technology.
Since the blue and red glasses technology, we’ve surely come along way. While there are oculus rift and Google cardboard, there are also two wearable holographic displays that simply place a phone sized screen on your face and play with your vision using ancient approach.
In 2005, researchers at the University of Texture claimed that they’ve created the first holographic display. In 2008 scientists came up with the first rewritable and erasable systems.
The 90 degree 3D Holoshow
This is perhaps the real deal. This is a special type of holoshow that does not require any wearable. It also brings the best of 3D holographic technology to many people and in particular a UK nightclub. For more information, check out clean-rooms.org.
Since holograms can now be found in dance halls it’s just a matter of time before the technology becomes a regular thing or exists in HD television and video projectors. But are holograms just fiction? No, they’re not just fiction anymore. They are real science.