Microsoft’s augmented reality (AR) headset HoloLens is becoming more useful every day and it hasn’t even been released yet, the developers edition is due next month. The latest mind blowing use for the Buck Rogers helmet (headset) is teleportation, or rather holoportation. A name that unintentionally blends holodeck (and HoloLens too) with teleportation, two of our favorite Star Trek technologies. Luckily it’s also a very accurate description of the technology.
Through the magic of technology Holoportation allows two disparate people to share their presence, to communicate. Sending your live image (avatar) instantly over vast distances you can now appear to be in the room with your friends and visa versa, as long as you are all wearing HoloLens AR headsets.
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Leading edge display technology and advertising seem to go hand in hand. Always attempting to attract attention advertisers have proven themselves willing to take a chance on untested technology.
Holographic projection seems to be the latest darling of the advertising community, InnoVision being the latest to demonstrate a real product, aimed squarely at advertising and promotion. Expect to see some stunning advertisement placements, in places you would least suspect.
Microsoft’s has recently demonstrated a number of holographic technologies, all pure R&D, no completed products in sight. Microsoft’s demonstrations however did push the boundaries of interaction, developing new ways to interact with the digital world. You can be certain that parts of the technology are bound to end up in advertisements all around us.
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