Long anticipated by science fiction, real-time holographic communication and ‘telepresence’ are finally within our grasp.
Thanks to scientists at the University of Arizona, real-world holograms have finally started to catch up with their fictional cousins. In a paper published today in Nature, they report the transmission of moving 3D images from one place to another in almost real time. This means it may eventually be possible to communicate with moving 3D images of friends or colleagues who are on the other side of the world. Surgeons will be able to use the technology to step into virtual operating theatres in other cities, and films will become ever more immersive.
“Holographic telepresence means we can record a 3D image in one location and show it in another location, in real-time, anywhere in the world,” said Nasser Peyghambarian, who led the team behind the new technology.
from: The Guardian