Tagged With volumetric displays

Researchers really want to make good three-dimensional displays. It is so much harder than you might think -- at this point, we have lots, but most attempts are literally smoke (light projected and scattered on some medium) and mirrors (optical illusions). There aren't many examples of voxels, 3D pixels, lined up to create an image that you can walk around and see clearly from all sides.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Researchers really want to make good three-dimensional displays. It is so much harder than you might think -- at this point, we have lots, but most attempts are literally smoke (light projected and scattered on some medium) and mirrors (optical illusions). There aren't many examples of voxels, 3D pixels, lined up to create an image that you can walk around and see clearly from all sides.