Company Ready to Release Hologram Video Conferencing Like Star Wars
Most Star Wars fans will remember the original movie released in 1977 and how it introduced some of the greatest sci-fi technology to ever be shown on film. One awesome piece of technology was the hologram call, which allowed Princess Leia to talk to Luke Skywalker.
This piece of science-fiction is now a reality thanks to a California company called Leia Display Systems (named after the Star Wars Princess Leia), that has pioneered the first ever holographic video conferencing system which lets users talk to 3-D images of their friends & loved ones. The idea for the concept came from the effect produced when laser lights at a night club are hit by dry ice.
The technology behind the holographic telephone system is pretty simple:
The person sits in front of a special camera with two lenses and a microphone. The images are sent to the receiving end via the Internet. The image is received and the hologram machine projects it on to a water vapor screen which generates the 3D Image. The image will talk, listen and move in real time and allow people to talk as if they are in the same room.
Marcin Panek, chief executive of Leia Systems said, “Our holograms will take video- phone calls to the next level.” Panek predicts that the company should be able to release to the masses within 3 years time.