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Monday, 11 November 2019

40 years after Star Wars, it seems holograms are finally here

Forty years after Star Wars, it seems holograms are finally here: The world’s first commercially available hologram projector is creating 3D imagery that’s set to be used by universities, car companies, medical faculties, advertising agencies, companies making computer games and companies mapping the seabed, the Financial Times reports. The Voxon VX1 machine laser works by projecting 1,400 layers of an image simultaneously, using a vibrating mechanism, to create a vision that looks to human eyes like a 3D object. Its makers, Australia’s Voxon Photonics, have already raised AUD 1.5 mn in seed round funding, and are now looking to raise another USD 10 mn. They confirm that drawing parallels between their device and the most famous hologram of all time is no flight of fancy: Star Wars was indeed the force that pushed them to create this repository of “true” 3D imagery.

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