• Question: do you think we will be able to have holograms in the future that can go anywhere?

    Asked by rabbitx2 to Connor, Lidunka, Sarah, Steven on 24 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Connor Macrae

      Connor Macrae answered on 24 Jun 2015:

      holograms.. I reckon so yes! Technology is already around like the hololens that lets us see holograms through special glasses. If you are a gaming fan I bet you might have already seen this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgakdcEzVwg . As for holograms we can all see.. it is not around yet but I think it is definitely not outside the realms of possibility. 🙂

    • Photo: Steven Thomson

      Steven Thomson answered on 24 Jun 2015:

      As Connor says, hologram technology is advancing pretty quickly, though we’re not at proper 3D Star Trek style holograms just yet. I’d say we’ll have them eventually though.

      I’m not sure we’ll have holograms that can go anywhere though, not for a long time anyway. Current hologram technology needs a lot of lenses and projectors, and that’s all bulky equipment. To take a hologram anywhere, we’d need to first figure out equipment to make it work, but then figure out how to miniaturise the equipment so it’s portable.

      So it’s a long way off, but do-able! Maybe you should try doing it!