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Is it physically possible to generate the type of holographics as seen in Star Wars?

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i've seen holograms that look a hell of a lot better than the starwars holograms. then again the ones i seen hadn't just been beamed across the galaxy in a few seconds.

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Well, Carrie's a smidge older, but a good coat of makeup should do it.

 

Oh, you mean the technical part...

 

LOL.....umm, yeah...:D

 

i've seen holograms that look a hell of a lot better than the starwars holograms. then again the ones i seen hadn't just been beamed across the galaxy in a few seconds.

 

Ah, but were they "free floating" or enclosed in a half-sphere with some rotating mirror thingy?

 

Would you happen to have a link? I'd still be interested...

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How ya know? Well, I don't see any evidence or statement or anything that supports "no" lol?

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How ya know? Well, I don't see any evidence or statement or anything that supports "no" lol?

 

Because it is on YouTube, as opposed to the Journal of Applied Physics.

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Ya I know but I mean, what if it's for real? Ya never know...I think it's prolly fake too...

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I suspect that if the technology to produce such holograms exists, it is considerably much bulkier than the device in that video.

 

Although that is not intended to detract from the quality of his effects.

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holograms prolly does exist, they just don't want to let people know or either not ready to annouce it public........there's prolly more than holograms in the world than what you, or anybody thinks

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Holograms do exist.

 

This thread is about projected volumetric holograms, which are more sophisticated.

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Holograms do exist.

 

This thread is about projected volumetric holograms, which are more sophisticated.

 

Ahh, I thought that's what they were...I searched wikipedia for holographics and such and found that term.

 

So the Star Wars type holograms are "projected vlumetric holograms"?

 

Back to the OP question:

 

Are projected volumetric holograms physically possible?? No one has directly answered that yet.....

 

Thanks

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projected volumetric holograms......u mean like, holograms turning into a real thing?

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Kind of.

 

In Star Wars the holograms appear to be a "free standing" light projection, with only the outer surface of the object/s rendered in a semi-translucent state.

 

Given that the projector is usually mounted on a droid or what have you, that the light beam from the projector is visibly coming from one direction only, and that there is no apparent display medium or means of controlling where the hologram appears (even though the light beam is divergent), it is quite a fanciful setup.

 

We do have the capacity to make volumetric hologramatic projections, but afaik only within a specific medium and not in the air. There are also two-dimensional laser displays that allow the projection of a touch-reactive interface using nothing more sophisticated than a spray of mist as the "screen" - it won't be long before that technology is adapted for 3D displays.

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Yeah, which is why i am certain that the video - cool as it may be - isn't real.

(Plus, I would be thrilled if I could just lay my hands on the kind of camera you would need for this type of thing ...)

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I think I've seen one of these... it was a toy at Burger King (I used to work there) It was an enclosed sphere with a hole in the top and the bottom... you put something in the bottom, and looked through the top at the right angle and it produced a hologram.

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