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Solace92

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#1 8 years ago

This is pretty awesome, we can have real life holograms just like in Star Wars. I think it's awesome how science fiction is becoming non-fiction more and more as technology and science improve. What do you think of this?

In Star Wars, Princess Leia records a 3D hologram of herself appealing for help from the Rebel Alliance in her epic battle against the Empire. The Emperor himself projects holographic messages to his henchman, Darth Vader. And, very soon, you too will be able to transmit messages in a similar way, whether or not you are involved in a galactic battle between good and evil.

Thanks to scientists at the University of Arizona, real-world holograms have finally started to catch up with their fictional cousins. In a paper published today in Nature, they report the transmission of moving 3D images from one place to another in almost real time. This means it may eventually be possible to communicate with moving 3D images of friends or colleagues who are on the other side of the world. Surgeons will be able to use the technology to step into virtual operating theatres in other cities, and films will become ever more immersive.

Read more: Holographic communication flickers into life in Arizona | Science | The Guardian




Raz0r

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#2 8 years ago

I LOVE HOLOGRAMS.

And I thought we already (sort of?) had holograms? o.o




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#3 8 years ago

Interesting, but I prefer Star Trek style holograms. Why? Because you can touch them and they can touch you. :naughty: :lulz:




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#4 8 years ago
Tricorder;5421348Interesting, but I prefer Star Trek style holograms. Why? Because you can touch them and they can touch you. :naughty: :lulz:

I know what your first holodeck program would be! :naughty:




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#5 8 years ago

You do? Do tell. I don't know it yet myself, so I'm curious to find it out from you. =p




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#6 8 years ago
Because you can touch them and they can touch you

Reading that I figured you already had a few.. uh.. idea's. :naughty:




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#7 8 years ago

Damn nice!! :O

I hope some more details follow, and not that is a project dead-end because of the high cost of the system,...

But this makes me sad: "the amount of data needed for a telepresence system could easily be carried by standard 2 or 3 gigabit per second internet cable of the kind already in use today." Yeah right, 3gbit/s lines for the normal people. :p

Raz0r;5421329And I thought we already (sort of?) had holograms? o.o[/QUOTE]

This [QUOTE=Article]Until now, scientists have been able to create holograms that display static 3D images, but creating video has not been easy. Two years ago, Peyghambarian's team demonstrated a device that was able to refresh a holographic image once every few minutes – it took around three minutes to produce a single-color image, followed by a minute to erase that image before a new one could be written into its place




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#8 8 years ago
*The.Doctor;5421366Reading that I figured you already had a few.. uh.. idea's. :naughty:

Well yes, it would come in quite handy if you want to fake it. ;)

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