The article explains the use of 3D air display. It also explains the full holographic projection uses.
To get to the answer of holographic communication in people’s home, we first have to understand the basic concept of holographic technology. The answer is complicated but I will try to write in the simple language.
What is a holographic projection?
Any image which appears to be 3 dimensional to the naked eyes is called a hologram. Holography is the process of making a hologram.
So any image which can be projected in 3D form with the help of special projectors is called a holographic projection.
I will not go into the technical detail because it will just lengthen the answer.
Types of holographic projectors:
There are many types of holographic projectors which are currently available. Some are quite simple, others are very very complicated.
Laser Plasma display
This was developed in the year 2005 by the University of Texas. It can display quite bright visible objects but it lacks the picture quality and resolution.
Micromagnetic Piston Display
It was invented by a Belgian company IMEC in 2011. The picture quality produced by it is awesome. Its drawbacks are:
- High cost
- Unable to create large screens
- Mechanical failures because of the large number of moving parts
Holographic Television Display
This technology was invented by Michael Bove in the year 2013. The image produced by it is real 3D and Michael Bove claims that it will become widespread by 2023 and will cost just as much as today’s ordinary TVs.
This is the closest holographic display which can match the display one see in sci-fi movies. It was developed by a Japanese company and is further being developed by Intel of America.
Uses of holographic displays:
Today some simple form of holographic displays with the help of holographic fans are used in advertising and marketing.
Smile on Clouds is one such company, which has brought this technology to India.
The education contents become visually appealing and stimulating. It provides a better way to keep the audience engrossed.
It helps to display the medium size display to attract people’s attention at large gatherings.
It provides a 360-degree view of the brand and product. This provides a unique presentation for a boardroom setting.
It helps to display the expensive items in high-value stores without compromising your brand and product.
Restaurants and discounts offer
A unique way to attract customers to your store.
Some of the more complicated technology which is being developed is
3D maps help soldiers to view the terrain from 360 degrees. It will help them understand the mission better. It will also become useful in disaster evacuation and rescue scenarios.
The information stored in the holograms is almost unthinkable at the moment. This will also provide extra security. This technology is in its prototype stage.
It is going to revolutionize medical training for future students. A Scottish company has successfully developed this technology.
Fraud and Security
It provides extra security to banking and frauds since it is expensive and difficult to produce and replicate.
The holographic technology has many uses but it is still at the beginning stage of its development.
It is expensive at this stage.
So, to answer your question, no it will not arrive at home for general communication any time soon. However, it may arrive in future.