Holograms.. Are they the future?

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Holograms.. Are they the future?
« on: 13/05/2007 14:02:22 »
Apparently.. Holograms are already being made. Ya know, the things they use in Star Wars, where they project a picture into thin air, forming a 3-dimensional picture.

If they are already making these, how do they work. Do they project in the dust in the air, or what?

If we get a laser, it keeps going until it touches an opaque object.. What's up with the the holograms?
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« Reply #1 on: 13/05/2007 17:08:22 »
Holograms were invented in 1947. They may well make further contributions in the future. Here's a site that tells you something about their past.
http://www.holophile.com/history.htm
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« Reply #2 on: 13/05/2007 17:24:50 »
Wow.. So they;re quite old.. I've also heard that for the future, they are trying to make holograms as the television. They are also trying to add smells, so within the film we are watching, if there is a picture of a dog poo, you can actually smell it. Also, they are trying also, so that we can feel it, the texture.

Sounds quite barking mad to me. But.. I suppose they could use some chemicals, and mix them together to form some smell, but I'm not sure about the texture!
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« Reply #3 on: 13/05/2007 22:02:38 »
I want a holodeck !!...and I want one now !!!   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodeck
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« Reply #4 on: 13/05/2007 23:11:18 »
Yes.. Ermm.. Heehee
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