Galloping ahead in the world of continuous development, the world is an oyster when it comes to innovation. One such breakthrough that right away caught the fascination of kids and critical research alike was the futuristic conception of the hologram. Fetching Dennis Gabor the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics, it was the latest buzz that garnered a wheezing reportage and unwavering public attention.

Technically speaking, a hologram is a photographic recording of a light field used to display an object with its true dimensions. To put it in layman's terms, it is the 3-Dimensional replica of an object in real time using light interface technology without the need for special 3-D glasses or any other intermediary. The potential of holography is enormous when it is interspersed with other technological advances in various walks of life. Be it entertainment, security or education, the diversified benefits of holograms are revolutionary and far reaching.

Let’s take up the case of security. To keep anti-social tempering of confidential and financial transactions at bay, bills, identity card, credit cards and the likes have holograms imprinted on them. Regular holograms encode three-dimensional image in a two-dimensional surface, as in the case of hologram on a credit card, thereby preventing counterfeiting.

In an avant-garde move to transform telecommunication, Pivotal Commware is utilizing its proprietary Holographic Beam Forming (HBF) to the streets, with plans to dramatically expand the capacity of existing 4G networks to cope up with the growing demands. Hypothesis even suggest that the present-day video-conversations, smart classes, 3-D visuals can be excitingly replaced by holograms conveyed electronically to a unique display device, replacing flat two dimensional visuals permitting images in three-dimensions.

Try to visualize all those fiction movies come alive, be it Star Trek or be it the body double in Total Recall. A time shall dawn where 2-D video calling could be replaced by 3-D calling where you can virtually be present, where a conference or teaching or supervision could commence by just being at home that too 3-Dimensional. Holograms can even create the virtual fashion show!

For now, recent presentations such as CNN's special effects of a reporter appearing live from another location and the late ‘Tupac Shakur' appearing live at a music festival use holograms that are static and not the true holograms. Well, Henry Ford was correct to have quoted, “whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” Be it anything, whether possible or impossible, it is we who can create what we believe.


Created with images by Tyron Molteni - "Futuristic interface 2" • cherezoff - "Hand pressing blue virtual button " • vege - "world"

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