Tag Archives: holograms

Star Wars-Style Hologram Messages Are Nearly A Reality

Anyone who is anyone remembers the iconic beginning to the Star Wars series, where a certain hologram propels the epic narrative forward. “Help me Obi Wan Kanobi, you’re my only hope” implores Princess Leia, her entire figure and facial expressions visible thanks to the futuristic holographic device her desperate message is recorded on. A scene which has gained even more weight thanks to the recent Rogue One film, Leia’s message is impressive not only for narrative reasons. The message is a vision into our own…

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Touchable holograms: technology that will change the world

Imagine a Skype call where you can actually feel the person you’re talking to, or a fully usable keyboard that is projected onto your lap. Both notions seem next to impossible, technologies that won’t be seen for scores of years when humanity has entered some far-off age of digital wonders. But in truth, being able to touch projected images is already a reality. Developed by a team of researchers based in Japan, the touchable hologram technology goes by the name “Fairy Lights” and uses a…

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Scientists Create Holograms That You Can Touch

As virtual reality technology continues to progress, one of the major hurdles that still must be overcome is creating holograms that people can actually touch and feel. Scientists are using sound waves to project “haptic holograms” that let you touch virtual objects with your bare hands. This technology is one step on the road to holodecks, like in Star Trek, but it also has some more immediate applications. For example, this technology could allow doctors to use their hands to examine a lump detected by…

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