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Holograms, the ultimate reality for any science fiction fan. We’ve all seen them in one way or another, Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Star Trek. Is it possible though? One day will we finally be able to have holographic calls with one another and be eaten by a holographic ad for Jaws 19? Probably not, at least not anytime soon. It’s not impossible, just impractical. Some scientists have in fact created a way for someone to give a full “holographic” lecture, and appear as if they’re there to the audience. The problem is one, the audience is wearing special glasses to make it appear 3D, and two, the person giving the lecture is being filmed with over 16 cameras, each at a different perspective point. It’s just not as practical as giving a lecture on a flat screen with one camera and no special glasses required. Maybe in the future we will crack the code to access true holographic technology, but for now all we have is surprise cameos of late artists in concerts.

2 Comments

  1. Kevin Vincent wrote:

    This is so interesting how holograms may be used to show various people in different places.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:29 am | Permalink
  2. Kareem Sabri wrote:

    I never delved deep enough into the topic of holograms. Now that you’ve informed me of what it’s like to have a hologram, it truly doesn’t seem practical. Especially when you mentioned the 16 camera angles – that seems a bit excessive. Now that makes me wonder how we’d be able to have a 3D hologram in the future with just one camera angle.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

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