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Daniel Smalley is an Electrical and Engineering Professor with a dream to create the iconic floating 3D image messaging system made famous by Star Wars, in real life.

Incredibly, Smalley has done it. He is quick to point out, however, Princess Leia's message was never a "hologram" - but a 3D light-printed image.

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.

Daniel Smalley is an Electrical and Engineering Professor with a dream to create the iconic floating 3D image messaging system made famous by Star Wars, in real life.

Incredibly, Smalley has done it. He is quick to point out, however, Princess Leia's message was never a "hologram" - but a 3D light-printed image.