University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
What is a future breakthrough you would like to see
The year is 2025, and you are standing in the sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. You hear the lyrics “come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be,” blaring through the stadium and Kurt Cobain is standing 5 feet away from you. He reaches his hand into the crowd and high-fives the screaming fans. You are lucky enough to be within reaching distance of him. Just the touch of his hand and all your wildest dreams come true. It is as if Kurt Cobain has been resurrected from the dead.
How is it, that a man who died in 1992 is able to stand before a sold out arena and actually shake hands with his adoring fans, more than 30 years after his tragic, untimely death? The answer is the breakthrough in holographic technology. Venues all across the nation are now equipped to support holographics and everything that comes along with them. We also now have the technology for the holograms to be able to interact with the audience to the point where the hologram is tangible. The basic technology used to create these holograms has been around for centuries. In 1860, Pepper’s Ghost illusion laid the foundation for hologram research by creating an optical illusion that manipulated the visual effects using glass and lights. This concept...
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