Happy New Year Everyone!
Okay, I admit, I’ve lost followers and probably a few readers because for years I have ranted and raved that holographic displays are coming. I sound like a lunatic I suppose but then I was playing with holography in 1989. My landlord at the time, an engineer at a Vancouver tech firm, got a hold of some lasers and wanted me to help him build a holography table so we could capture some images of still objects. I immediately got a hold of some library books and read as much as I could about the topic.
Michael Snow, a Canadian artist, did some very cool holograms as part of his Expo 86’ exhibit. The technology to capture still objects has been around for forever and now it’s getting much more sophisticated. Holographic video can be done – although quite expensive to produce.
Come on! Doesn’t everyone want a holo-deck? You all have 3D TVs and Xbox Kinect. Imagine the internet becoming holographic and integrating further into your life. Yes, it’s scary and exciting all at the same time but think about it… How much farther can we go with screen technology and tablet devices? Holography is the next natural step in evolution and it will be something everyone will want.
It is getting closer and you if you don’t want to know about it until it’s in the stores, you certainly shouldn’t read this article.
This will be the big game changer – the first one to come around since personal computers.