Imagine you could teleport yourself from home to New York, Dubai or Wellington at blazing speed. In a matter of seconds you’ll be in the middle of a completely different environment and interact with the people around you. Sounds like science fiction again, doesn’t it? Of course it is – in part.
Holograms as interactive content
Admittedly: The teleportation of real matter as in Star Trek with Captain Kirk and Scotty is a vision of the future that has not yet become reality, but with the help of modern digital signage technologies holograms can be recorded as live images and projected to any desired place in the world
. So there’s an image of you in Singapore’s pedestrian precinct, and you can connect with anyone as if you were there. In truth, you are still standing in wet and cold Germany.
The technology mentioned was presented for the first time this year by Portl Hologram Company
at ComicCon in Los Angeles. Equipped with proximity sensors, cameras and other features, the stele or digital signage “hologram box” is activated. With a transparent 4K LCD touch screen
, 80k lumen white light LEDs and studio-level cameras, the technology for displaying and recording holographic content is state-of-the-art
as well. Exciting, what is now within the bounds of what is doable.