Holograms get real: Startup creates objects out of light and thin air

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Future vision art of a SolidLight Display with a T.rex

Future vision art of a SolidLight Display.

Light Field Lab

Holograms. Practically every sci-fi movie and TV show from the last 50 years has some version of this futuristic technology. A realistic 3D object composed of nothing more than light, https://cpy-skidrow.com/ usually hovering over a table or interacting with our heroes, just screams “This is the future!” 

After countless disappointing versions of the technology, a startup called Light Field Lab has started production on a technology it calls SolidLight, which is designed to produce real-life holograms. The promise is basically , minus the tactility and (hopefully). Here’s how it works.