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(Special Broadcasting Service)   Scientists claim that a breakthrough has moved their hologram technology from "Tupac" to "Princess Leia", vow to keep working until they've achieved "holodeck orgy"   (sbs.com.au) divider line 45
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2013-06-20 08:57:52 AM
Tupac wasn't a hologram. It's 2D CG video that was displayed using the Pepper's Ghost illusion:

www.theatrecrafts.com
 
2013-06-20 10:32:40 AM
This will improve election coverage immeasurably!

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 11:10:47 AM
Hopefully the eventual job of holodeck janitor pays well.
 
2013-06-20 11:11:02 AM

Sybarite: This will improve election coverage immeasurably!

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I wanna scream and shout and let it all out.
 
2013-06-20 11:21:52 AM
You're playing the wrong message.
 
2013-06-20 11:25:04 AM
www.emagill.com 
can't wait for it.
 
2013-06-20 11:34:53 AM
Somebody will create a Holodeck Moriarity first.  We'll be lucky to live through it.
 
2013-06-20 11:40:17 AM
So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.
 
2013-06-20 11:44:17 AM

FrancoFile: Somebody will create a Holodeck Moriarity first.  We'll be lucky to live through it.


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Muah ha ha ha ha ha ha!
 
2013-06-20 11:45:03 AM
img.fark.net /obligatory
 
2013-06-20 12:05:55 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.


I'm wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure the former is physically impossible.
 
2013-06-20 12:22:41 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.


As far as I can tell, what this creates is a hologram image in a crystal which is being manipulated by acoustics to change the diffraction index of the crystal in different spots to manipulate the light being channeled through it so that it appears to be a 3D image. Not really a volumetric hologram in free space.

Here's a better article.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/2548/20130620/price-cut-holo gr am-producing-chip-developed-10-mit-grad-student.htm

big pig peaches: I'm wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure the former is physically impossible.


I don't think that's true. There's been work of a free-floating hologram setup using lasers to create the image of objects by creating flashpoints of plasma in air:

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http://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/latest_research/2006/20060210/20060210. ht ml
 
2013-06-20 12:22:42 PM

Sybarite: This will improve election coverage immeasurably!

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The question remains is Will.i.am still stupid enough to be an Obama supporter to this day?
 
2013-06-20 12:23:31 PM
Need some of these...
www.reddwarf.co.uk
 
2013-06-20 12:25:10 PM
/Relevantart.penny-arcade.com
 
2013-06-20 12:26:01 PM

perigee: Need some of these...
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You smeg head.
 
2013-06-20 12:27:30 PM

texdent: Hopefully the eventual job of holodeck janitor pays well.


What job?, they self clean.
 
2013-06-20 12:29:53 PM
Subby, if you're going to combine the Star Wars and Star Trek universes, not to mention a dash of CNN into the mix, fine, please digitally bathe the following and have them report to my holodeck orgy quarters:

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2013-06-20 12:30:57 PM

mistrmind: Sybarite: This will improve election coverage immeasurably!

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The question remains is Will.i.am still stupid enough to be an Obama supporter to this day?


Politics tab is over there.
 
2013-06-20 12:41:05 PM

big pig peaches: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.

I'm wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure the former is physically impossible.


Nope.  I know it's hard to believe, but there was a video game "Time Traveler" that managed it, all the way back in 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Traveler_(video_game) ).  I remember playing it back then, and it was pretty impressive (technology-wise anyway, I don't recall the game being all that great).

I gather the real problem was with making the technology small and power-efficient enough for everyday home use.
 
2013-06-20 12:43:11 PM
I suppose I should add there's probably still a difference between what the video game managed to pull off in a recessed, partially enclosed area, and a fully free-standing hologram a la Princess Leia, which is what they may be talking about here.
 
2013-06-20 12:45:17 PM
I remember that CNN hologram thing they tried

i23.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-20 12:46:31 PM
This shiatty blue thing? Give me an HD flat screen any day.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 12:51:00 PM

big pig peaches: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.

I'm wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure the former is physically impossible.


eye tracking software running a projector that can actually show an image for each eye?
 
2013-06-20 01:01:27 PM
img.fark.net
"To Kiss You... To Love You..." ZAAAAP!!!!

The hell with her - she's the Interstellar crazy eyes robot prototype. She's a twitchy A2 with bosomses and an onboard fleshlight. She'll kill you dead, maaan. She'll kill you farkin' dead...
 
2013-06-20 01:12:37 PM

perigee: Need some of these...
[www.reddwarf.co.uk image 500x400]


I was thinking one of these...
p1.la-img.com
 
2013-06-20 01:12:41 PM
I don't get this. We live in a hologram already, isn't this sort of redundantly meta? How far do we take this? Holographic television commercials for hologram systems inside of our holographic universe? Somebody somewhere is having a good laugh.

/Yo dawg
 
2013-06-20 01:17:56 PM
Make it so.

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2013-06-20 01:46:15 PM

my alt's alt's alt: I don't get this. We live in a hologram already, isn't this sort of redundantly meta? How far do we take this? Holographic television commercials for hologram systems inside of our holographic universe? Somebody somewhere is having a good laugh.

/Yo dawg


Do you do something like this in every thread you're in, just based off of your name?
 
2013-06-20 01:58:12 PM
I love Science!
 
2013-06-20 02:03:06 PM

perigee: [img.fark.net image 542x330]
"To Kiss You... To Love You..." ZAAAAP!!!!

The hell with her - she's the Interstellar crazy eyes robot prototype. She's a twitchy A2 with bosomses and an onboard fleshlight. She'll kill you dead, maaan. She'll kill you farkin' dead...


Nice, glad to see someone was paying attention.  But I have to ask, "who amongst us wouldn't like a sense of danger added to their crazy holodeck orgy fantasy" that science may one day bring to fruition?
 
2013-06-20 02:10:45 PM

Scarrio: Make it so.

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Never figured out why Geordi was into married chicks with Ellis Island circa 1890 hairdos.  Must be the nacelles.
 
2013-06-20 02:28:10 PM
No work will be done after the Holodeck Orgy discovery...
 
2013-06-20 02:28:14 PM

theurge14: Never figured out why Geordi was into married chicks with Ellis Island circa 1890 hairdos.  Must be the nacelles.


I dunno, I think she's kind of hot. And he connected her in an intellectual way, or some kinky shiat like that. Didn't they end up married in some future time line? When I create holograms based on women I know to beat off to, I end up on some list.
 
2013-06-20 03:00:16 PM

Mugato: theurge14: Never figured out why Geordi was into married chicks with Ellis Island circa 1890 hairdos.  Must be the nacelles.

I dunno, I think she's kind of hot. And he connected her in an intellectual way, or some kinky shiat like that. Didn't they end up married in some future time line? When I create holograms based on women I know to beat off to, I end up on some list.


Geordi sure did love holograms and dead women. He was a strange one. Though I'm sure Barkley was banging a holodeck Troi as we all would.
 
2013-06-20 03:12:03 PM

baufan2005: Though I'm sure Barkley was banging a holodeck Troi as we all would.


I always thought it was farked up that there was no lock on the holodeck. Anyone could just walk into anyone's program while it was running.

"I'm getting counseled here, Goddammit! I'm balls deep in empath, I'll be there for my shift. Data, is that you? Exactly how much data do you have on Lt Yar?"
 
2013-06-20 03:22:27 PM

Mugato: baufan2005: Though I'm sure Barkley was banging a holodeck Troi as we all would.

I always thought it was farked up that there was no lock on the holodeck. Anyone could just walk into anyone's program while it was running.

"I'm getting counseled here, Goddammit! I'm balls deep in empath, I'll be there for my shift. Data, is that you? Exactly how much data do you have on Lt Yar?"


If you really wanted privacy, you can create a locked holographic door in behind the holodeck entrance.
 
2013-06-20 03:22:53 PM

Scarrio: Make it so.

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just what I was thinking of also...he should have just stuck with the hologram.
 
2013-06-20 03:24:42 PM

Gawain: big pig peaches: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.

I'm wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure the former is physically impossible.

Nope.  I know it's hard to believe, but there was a video game "Time Traveler" that managed it, all the way back in 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Traveler_(video_game) ).  I remember playing it back then, and it was pretty impressive (technology-wise anyway, I don't recall the game being all that great).

I gather the real problem was with making the technology small and power-efficient enough for everyday home use.


No. That was just a distorted video reflected off a concave mirror giving the illusion that the figure had depth.
 
2013-06-20 04:03:22 PM

Gawain: big pig peaches: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.

I'm wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure the former is physically impossible.

Nope.  I know it's hard to believe, but there was a video game "Time Traveler" that managed it, all the way back in 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Traveler_(video_game) ).  I remember playing it back then, and it was pretty impressive (technology-wise anyway, I don't recall the game being all that great).

I gather the real problem was with making the technology small and power-efficient enough for everyday home use.


"Time traveller" was a peppers ghost projected onto a concave reflective surface to give the illusion of a hhologram.

it was one of the last laser disk games I believe. So, you had to do the proper controler combo at the right time to "win" a move.

I would love to see someone use modern game rig tech with the parabolic projection stuff
 
2013-06-20 04:14:15 PM

baufan2005: Mugato: theurge14: Never figured out why Geordi was into married chicks with Ellis Island circa 1890 hairdos.  Must be the nacelles.

I dunno, I think she's kind of hot. And he connected her in an intellectual way, or some kinky shiat like that. Didn't they end up married in some future time line? When I create holograms based on women I know to beat off to, I end up on some list.

Geordi sure did love holograms and dead women. He was a strange one. Though I'm sure Barkley was banging a holodeck Troi as we all would.


To be that hot and to be half Betazoid but yet act so unaware of a roomful of boners.  What a tease.
 
2013-06-20 05:00:41 PM

theurge14: Scarrio: Make it so.

[img.fark.net image 694x530]

Never figured out why Geordi was into married chicks with Ellis Island circa 1890 hairdos.  Must be the nacelles.


nacelles, please...
 
2013-06-20 10:32:29 PM

Noah_Tall: Gawain: big pig peaches: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.

I'm wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure the former is physically impossible.

Nope.  I know it's hard to believe, but there was a video game "Time Traveler" that managed it, all the way back in 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Traveler_(video_game) ).  I remember playing it back then, and it was pretty impressive (technology-wise anyway, I don't recall the game being all that great).

I gather the real problem was with making the technology small and power-efficient enough for everyday home use.

No. That was just a distorted video reflected off a concave mirror giving the illusion that the figure had depth.


I wonder if you could like....use infrasound or something to create enough localized distortion in the air that an image could be projected into that volume using refraction...

Of course, the decibel levels needed to make that happen would probably rupture people's bowels.
 
2013-06-20 11:04:24 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: I wonder if you could like....use infrasound or something to create enough localized distortion in the air that an image could be projected into that volume using refraction...Of course, the decibel levels needed to make that happen would probably rupture people's bowels.


You could use something to cancel the noise outside of the projected area

but that doesn't do anything about the energy you're dumping into the air, I would guess it warms things up where this gets used
 
2013-06-21 07:35:23 AM

Noah_Tall: Gawain: big pig peaches: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: So is TFA talking about an actual, honest-to-gods volumetric hologram that exists in free space, Star Wars style? Or just an image shown on a glass display that appears to have depth? The article was entirely too vague for me to tell.

I'm wondering the same thing. I'm pretty sure the former is physically impossible.

Nope.  I know it's hard to believe, but there was a video game "Time Traveler" that managed it, all the way back in 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Traveler_(video_game) ).  I remember playing it back then, and it was pretty impressive (technology-wise anyway, I don't recall the game being all that great).

I gather the real problem was with making the technology small and power-efficient enough for everyday home use.

No. That was just a distorted video reflected off a concave mirror giving the illusion that the figure had depth.


Ah.  I kind of saw that in the Wiki article but still couldn't quite grasp what it was doing.  Well, it was an effective illusion.  It's been a long time since I've seen it, but as I recall it sure looked like those figures were just standing in mid-air.
 
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