If you are a star wars fan, Holographic TV is no alien to you. Images are projected into air, space and its 3D. Holographic enthusiasts have rightly named it the “Stars Wars technology”.
On a holo-TV, images will be projected into the middle of a room as a “cloud” that can be enjoyed from every angle without 3-D glasses and still have its richness and depth. It’s the technology that has been interpolated very nicely in movies like G.I. Joe where people could teleport their 3D presence anywhere anytime and it feels as if the real person is right before your eyes.
Possibilities with Holographic TV
It may even be possible to broadcast concerts in other arenas around the world and to view live, lifesize sporting events in stadiums thousands of miles from the real players.
NHK, leader Broadcaster in Japan, has committed to creating the first holo-TV within six years.Research is underway at giant Japanese companies such as Sony and Mitsubishi. NHK is sponsoring the research and has even dispatched engineers to America, where scientists have already achieved success in generating first basic holographic transmissions.
The Work at University of Arizona has achieved single-coloured clouds of images using lasers and powerful computers and as per them, blending color and fluid movement was “closer than ever”.
Using holographic broadcasting over satellites, football games in Tokyo could be relayed to a London stadium where full-sized players would appear so life-like that fans would believe they were at the match.
NHK has invested $3.5 billion for developing holo-TVs, as part of of its plan to host Japan’s 2022 World Cup in Tokyo.
The research is lead by Jun Murai, a scientist known as “the father of the Japanese internet“.
Holo-TVs, unlike current gen TVs, would not be mounted on walls. They would resemble a small (low height) table laid on the floor, out of which Lasers would project the cloud into the middle of the room.
With the potential wires running under the carpet/floor, it won’t be tough to fill the Room with football match or Hollywood heroes, or filling the stadium with Football players, that don’t actually exist.