In the past, futurists envisioned a time when people would embrace holotime and say good bye to holoface. While video calling and video technology has been greatly enhanced, it has now brought humans close to the realization of the dream. Holograms are therefore, highly functional modern technology piece that are relegated to science fiction and science labs. However, the question remains, are real holograms on the way?
Augmented reality is an amazing technology, one of the closest to advancements to Holographic technology. With modern headsets that aren’t yet available to the general public, it offers anything you can imagine 3D can offer. You can, therefore, take a look at the world around you, and enjoy a perfect view of things holographically projected into any space around you.
Generally and technically speaking, what augmented reality presents is more like a hologram. This is because 3D virtual can project an object that doesn’t exist, but rather appears like it. The most common and prominent form of AR technology is Microsoft’s headset as it references holographic images. For the better part too, the capabilities represented by the technology, modern AR are undoubtedly quite close to real-life holograms. This means that actually, this capability exists and it is possible.
“3D hologram objects that can be manipulated using in-air gestures. When you look straight on, you see the front of the image. Tilt your head to the side, and you see the side of the image. These can be manipulated with natural hand gestures, reaching out, pretending to grab and turning will rotate the 3D objects. In the air swipping gestures also work as expected, taking you to the image in a series.” Notes Mike Elgan, a Computer World columnist.
All that said in essence, “real” holograms are here. It is, therefore, a matter of enhancing and perfecting a technology that already exists so that it seamlessly fits into daily life.