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5 Futuristic Technologies that are Closer than You Might Think

5 Futuristic Technologies that are Closer than You Might Think | From 3D to Holography | Scoop.it
Science fiction has never been closer to reality. Find out what futuristic technologies you could be using sooner rather than later.
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Holograms Aren't The Stuff of Science Fiction Anymore

The world seems to be full of illusions—and we’re not talking about fake news from Macedonia. Holograms appear to be all around us now. Long-dead rapper Tupac Shakur showed up at the 2012 edition of the Coachella music festival. Microsoft’s HoloLens seems akin to a wearables version of Star Trek’s holodeck, allowing its user to …
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Sci-fi holograms a step closer with ANU invention

ANU physicists have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved, opening the door to imaging technologies seen in science fiction movies such as Star Wars. Lead researcher Lei Wang said the team created complex holographic images in infrared with the invention that could be developed with industry.
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Afterlife - Rapper Tupac rises from the dead for hologram show

Rapper Tupac Shakur died over 15 years ago in a drive-by shooting, but that didn't prevent him from performing at the Coachella music festival in California as a hologram. The virtual Tupac was put together by video technology firm AV Concepts with the help of James Cameron's visual effects company, Digital Domain. The hologram effect was created using a system developed by London-based Musion, which uses an advanced version of a 19th century magic trick called Pepper's ghost to make virtual images appear live on stage.

 

More information on this technology in the recent NewScientist issue:

http://tinyurl.com/72scz3k


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Michael Welker's curator insight, November 11, 2013 2:07 PM

Once again, great technology but an awful idea. It's just not right, espeacially for musicians. It's their music that they poured their soul into, and its not even real any more.

 

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The Future of Memories - Holograms

The Future of Memories - Holograms | From 3D to Holography | Scoop.it
In The Future of Memories - Holograms we look at some of the newest ways of capturing memories using virtual reality.
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Why Don't We Have Princess Leia Holograms Yet?

Why Don't We Have Princess Leia Holograms Yet? | From 3D to Holography | Scoop.it
Researchers continue to chase down the sci-fi holy grail of genuine free-standing holograms — and they're getting pretty close. One obstacle: Current computing systems just aren't up to it.
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Holograms could be the future of cosmetics

Untested Futures looks at the potential for holographic technology to make cosmetic surgery and makeup redundant.
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This is an interesting idea which might look like sci-fi- today, but might become reality tomorrow...

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