So you might be familiar with holograms. You might not exactly be familiar with how they work, but you might have heard of them, or seen them in super famous movies and games like Star Wars, Star Trek, Starcraft (coincidentally, all these titles start with star). But what is actually interesting is to know that holograms might become reality. And very soon.
The project is called Magic Leap and it first saw daylight approximately one year ago. A group of visionaries saw it fit to invest around half a billion dollars in this project and it looks like the investment is slowly starting to pay off. Just to be clear, we are not exactly sure how far away we are from the final product, but it looks like holograms might become reality really, really soon.
The Magic Leap company resides in Florida and it is widely known for playing secret cards. They don’t give a lot of info, they don’t talk too much and they do not show too much. But when the moment of truth comes, they are ready for it and hit like a truck. Rony Abovitz, the company’s CEO, referred to this new feature as “cinematic reality”, which is exactly what holograms are, if you think about it.
Moreover, Abovitz loves to drop minor teases and has already given us some insight about the device’s specifications: a very small computer, easy to carry around, but very different to Google Glass, if you were expecting that sort of device. This is all Abovitz was able to give away. As you can see, there is nothing specific, just news that is supposed to get the world hyped and ask more questions.
In a short clip that was released on the internet, you can see what to expect of this unique gadget: a little robot, casually waving at the cameraman, which then project the entire solar system in thin air. You can see all the planets in our solar system, their orbits and the speed with which they move around the sun. It’s a fantastic view done without the aid of any special effect.
So, from what we can see, it is clear that we are not very far away from creating devices that could show us holograms. Holograms might become reality and a realization like this one is both very inspiring and uplifting, but also a worrying sign as to how far we can push.
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