Imagine, if you will, sitting in the local coffee shop waiting for your ever so tardy girlfriend to show up before your lunch break ends. Suddenly, she is right in front of you, only not in the way you had hoped. It’s a hologram, beaming straight from your cellphone right before your eyes. Her digital representative a fully rendered three dimensional image of her informing you that she will be there in 5 minutes. No, this is not science fiction - it’s the future. And the future is eye popping.
With the demands of technology growing by the second, our everyday bandwidth needs are increasing exponentially. Cisco and Verizon are both anticipating a quadruple increase in bandwidth requirements by the year 2014! This tremendous surge in our bandwidth needs can be attributed largely in part to the burgeoning 3D television market, as well as the growing use of streaming HD video.
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European researchers are working on 3D technology that does not require a pair of those nerdy glasses and can be viewed from several angles. A project nicknamed HOLOVISION which ended in April of last year was replaced by OSIRIS, which will continue through the end of the year. The resolution is said to be about 10x HDTV with projection engines driven by 9 high-end PCs and holographic imaging film being used. Expect this to not be accessible to the masses for awhile as the first applications will probably be in industry and/or science.
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