August 12, 2014

How Star Wars Holograms Intersect with Reality

The technology displayed in Star Wars is mostly still beyond our reach. The innovations shown in the film - like holograms and hovercraft - have inspired others over the years though. We don't have the ability to create a hologram like the one Princess Leia recorded as a message for Obi-Wan yet, but it feels like we're getting closer. The below infographic explains how Star Wars has inspired development in this field (two of the companies working on this technology are named after Leia) and shows where we are now.

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h/t WhichVoIP

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