April 28 2008 / by Alvis Brigis / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Technology Year: 2008 Rating: 7 Hot
Ever since I saw the holographic interfaces used by characters in the first Star Wars movie I’ve been waiting for the real deal. A new interactive projection display created by a young interface company called LM3LABS demonstrates that such displays aren’t all that far off.
Take a look at their compelling AirStrike floating picture display:
Interactive Real Size Hologram from Nicolas Loeillot on Vimeo
While this isn’t technically a hologram and is still a crude prototype, it is a step toward interactive 3D imagery the masses can relate to. Clearly systems such as the Airstrike have a great deal of advertising, gaming and educational potential, indicating that the race is on to make hay of these products.
As compelling software and games are developed for such systems, I bet we’ll see them emerge as the successors to, or augmenters of, increasingly popular display technologies such as Reactrix (shout out to Matt Bell) that are already invading shopping malls and cities all over the U.S.