Early Holdeck Level Real Life Holographic Videos

BYU’s holography research group has can create holographic lightsaber battles and spaceship battles of the Starship Enterprise and a Klingon Battle Cruiser that incorporate photon torpedoes launching and striking the enemy vessel that you can see with the naked eye. The researchers believe they will be able to create immersive holographic video that surrounds the …

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Micro OLED Displays for Better Augmented Reality

Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to develop advanced micro OLED display technology. Micro OLED will be useful for augmented reality devices. The new displays will be built directly onto wafers. They will be far thinner and smaller and use less power. They are at the trial production stage. It will take several …

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Ultrahigh-res OLED Displays With Over 10,000 Pixels Per Inch

Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED – organic light-emitting diode – displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (PPI). Resolutions of new smartphones are around 400 to 500 PPI. This technology was adapted from …

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Scientific Progress to Touchable Holograms and Real Holodecks

H-Reality is a team creating touchable holograms. This will be the next generation of haptic controllers for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. They are commercial leaders in ultrasonic non-contact haptics, state-of-the-art vibrotactile actuators, novel mathematical and tribological modeling of the skin and mechanics of touch, and experts in the psychophysical rendering of sensation. Early applications …

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Can 21st Century Progress Surpass 20th Century Progress

Can the technological, scientific, medical and economic progress of the 21st century surpass the 20th century? The richest countries in the world increased per capita income by 10 times from 1900 to 2000. It will take about 23 years in the 21st century for the US to double per capita income. (2000-2023) If this pace …

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Google Takes Us Closer to Star Trek Holodecks with Light Field Video

Google is taking immersive media technology to the next level, showing a practical system for light field video. Wide field of view scenes can be recorded and played back with the ability to move around within the video after it has been captured, revealing new perspectives. Developed by a team of leading research scientists and …

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What is the New Future After the Pandemic Has Reshaped Our Present?

The Coronavirus Pandemic is reshaping our current world and it is reshaping the future. The pandemic and global lockdown is causing a global economic depression, shattering the energy markets and killing previously might companies and industries. 18 months ago, Nextbigfuture looked at the world from 2018-2028. In 2010, the iPhone 4 was introduced and Apple …

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