Thursday, 19 April 2012
Tupac hologram on tour
I blogged already about 3D printing and that makes astonishing progress (this week you saw articles about printing of medical drugs and prosthesis) . We are at the start of a medical revolution, with emphasis on personal drugs and prevention of all kind of diseases (according to Kaku in his book: physics of the future).
Also the Google glasses will change life and when law of Moore will continue long enough it will become contact lenses.
But the life presentation of Tupac, diseased in 1996, now as hologram this week for a mass pop audience, that really did steal the show. Tupac (and others) will go on a virtual tour. Physicists explained patiently how you can create these 2D holograms. Fake mediums can make now spectacular ghost appearances. Also the Wall Street Journal discussed the life performance of the rapper Tupac. Even only 2D, it is very spectacular. 3D will not be far off. When the price comes down you can put movie stars as hologram on your bank at home saying nice things. It will not be long before you will be as hologram on business conferences instead of video conferences.