Holograms Still a Fantasy; VR & AR the Reality

Published by , April 16, 2018 2:35 pm

(VentureBeat) People have long dreamed about bringing holograms into their lives. From Minority Report‘s barely holographic transparent touchscreens to Blade Runner 2049‘s vividly 3D moving hologram projectors, movies forecast that we’ll all be interacting naturally with ghostly holograms.
Most recently, the idea of having “holograms” appear through AR and VR was forecast by Microsoft with the announcement of HoloLens more than three years ago, but even two years after its $3,000 AR headset went on sale for developers, it remains a technological curiosity. There’s still not a real consumer product there — something Microsoft appeared to understand in 2015, when it described HoloLens as being on a “five-year journey” to consumers.