Beyond Three 3D TV – Holograms
3D TV – you ain’t seen nothing yet . . . . . .
It is the name of a James Bond movie: Never Say Never Again.
If you live long enough you get to see everything you never thought you would live to see. That’s me. My friend asked me to discuss beyond 3-D TV. Frankly, I turned as white as a sheet. To the best of my knowledge there are only four people alive (if they are alive) that are aware of the fact that in 1998 I was turned into a literal hologram.
The hologram image was exactly the height of a Barbie doll. The inventor of the process was thinking down the road the hologram might be able to wear Mattel clothing.
In honesty, this is an extremely difficult entry to create. It brings back a flood of memories. Memories of a long drive from Seattle to the far outreaches of Portland, Oregon and being exhausted.
Memories of the creator of the company known as Video Showtime. His name was Randy. I remember his wife as being a lovely person and I don’t remember her name. I knew Randy as two ships passing in the night in the 1980s when his company was Video Showtime. He wasn’t making holograms then. That was the mid-1980s.
Randy produced consumer-electronics video miracles that the broadcasters of the day could only dream of.
It was 15 years later, in the dot boom days of the late 90s when my off-the-wall thinking about hyper accelerated learning, based on the psychology of mass movement created a Vocational Technical Inst. called TcatU was enjoying mega-success. The beyond belief hyper performance output of that institution put Randy and I together in a secret laboratory outside of Portland Oregon.
And I was made a hologram. A living breathing hologram almost exactly like Princess Leah as projected by R2-D2 Star Wars. There was only three differences. My hair was longer, I didn’t have boobs and I wasn’t wearing white.
Oh wait. One other difference. My voice was projected in Mono, as the test did not have two microphones.
In short, it worked. Please keep in mind the hot CPU of the day was the Intel 586.
As I look at ARM processors with quad cores and Intel Xeon’s with considerably more horsepower than that…
Don’t tell me holograms are not the next step.
Never did I think I would live to see the day of consumer holograms. Never did I think I would never live to see holograms in any form, let alone me as one.
Certainly, I didn’t expect to see the day where I would be talking about a 5 Hour drive after a 16 hour day of teaching so I could be, longer haired male version of Princess Leah.
That was 15 years ago.
Given that, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what’s coming beyond 3-D TV.