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Coming soon...the 'Star Wars' phone that lets you talk to holograms of your loved ones
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 06:10 EST, 5 January 2014 | Ben Ellery

Posted on 01/05/2014 9:49:05 AM PST by BenLurkin

A hologram machine will receive the image and beam it using a laser projector on to a ‘screen’ of water vapour, which gives the image its third dimension.

The hologram image will speak, move and listen in real time. The company also believes its invention will be on the market within five years.

‘Our holograms will take video- phone calls to the next level,’ said Marcin Panek, chief executive of Leia Display Systems.

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1 posted on 01/05/2014 9:49:05 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

no thank you.


2 posted on 01/05/2014 9:50:10 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: BenLurkin

Hologram of what?

May bring new meaning to “sexting”


3 posted on 01/05/2014 9:53:38 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: BenLurkin

Help us grammy gram, you’re our only hope.


4 posted on 01/05/2014 9:56:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: HangnJudge
That industry will quickly monetize the technology.
5 posted on 01/05/2014 9:56:54 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: BenLurkin

Every technological advance is first used for porn.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 9:59:00 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Our company once had a customer who was very angry about the performance of a product. Their engineering manager insisted that we do a weekly video conference because he wanted to see the looks on our faces as he tore into us.

He would have loved this idea.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 9:59:04 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: BenLurkin

I wont do face time or Skype....why would I want to make it worse with 3d????

I prefer not to have to check my nose for hanging boogers or see if my hair is combed (both of my hairs) or put on clothes, before making 99.9% of calls....


8 posted on 01/05/2014 9:59:07 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

One of those gadgets that are really cool for 10 minutes then you never bother with it again.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 10:03:12 AM PST by circlecity
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To: BenLurkin
Just in case, keep these on hand:


10 posted on 01/05/2014 10:04:09 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Vaquero

I have a feeling you are not in the target demographic.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 10:05:09 AM PST by EEGator
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To: dfwgator
Every technological advance is first used for porn.

Yes.

It was a traumatic time for many when the egg beater was first introduced.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 10:05:33 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: circlecity

>>One of those gadgets that are really cool for 10 minutes then you never bother with it again.<<

Case in point - the videophone never took off and I think visual interwebz like Skype and Hangout get limited use. I know I was using Hangout for a while but got tired of it.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 10:07:56 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: BenLurkin
"Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope"


14 posted on 01/05/2014 10:08:03 AM PST by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Vaquero

I have a phone that can do ‘facetime’. Have had it for way over a yr now. Used facetime exactly 0 times for the reasons you stated. lol


15 posted on 01/05/2014 10:08:13 AM PST by sheana
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To: humblegunner; Lazamataz

>>It was a traumatic time for many when the egg beater was first introduced.<<

Good question.

Laz, how did you...?


16 posted on 01/05/2014 10:10:03 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: EEGator

I am the target demographic. I hate talking verbally on phones and have never, ever touched the video feature.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 10:11:30 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Crazieman

I would never use it either. I prefer texting for short conversations. Whoever posted earlier about sexting is correct. There will be tons of nude images all over the place.
Many of which will be illegal.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 10:15:41 AM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator
How do you tell if a particular arrangement of pixels is illegal?

/johnny

19 posted on 01/05/2014 10:19:00 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

There once was a client from ‘Frisco
Who constantly wanted to disco,
He’d always sashay,
In a very gay way,
While covered completely with Crisco


20 posted on 01/05/2014 10:19:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: humblegunner
I sorta like it.

/johnny

21 posted on 01/05/2014 10:20:06 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin
The hologram image will speak, move and listen in real time. The company also believes its invention will be on the market within five years.

File this under "products that no one will want". And if this is going to be the company's first product, they won't exist in five years.
22 posted on 01/05/2014 10:23:59 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Lazamataz

Dammit Laz, I’m totally stealing that.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 10:25:26 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: BenLurkin
Leia Display Systems

The "Princess Phone" ??

24 posted on 01/05/2014 10:42:01 AM PST by mikrofon (Expensive, will it be...)
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To: Crazieman

Just made it up. :)


25 posted on 01/05/2014 10:42:35 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Perdogg

Forget the phone, where’s my lightsaber?!


26 posted on 01/05/2014 10:46:04 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I want an I-Watch that will project a screen (and these holograms) over my wrist.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 10:47:11 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mikrofon

Yup!


28 posted on 01/05/2014 10:51:09 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: humblegunner
Every technological advance is first used for porn.

Yes. It was a traumatic time for many when the egg beater was first introduced.

Not to mention the arc welder.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 10:52:44 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

I won’t even mention the hydraulic press or the jackhammer.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 10:53:31 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

The lifelike fullbody scans come courtesy of the NSA and TSA.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 12:00:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Alex Murphy; humblegunner

Are you guys German?


32 posted on 01/05/2014 12:01:54 PM PST by EEGator
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To: JRandomFreeper

You can’t necessarily. I think some kids have already been charged with crimes for sending/receiving nude texts.


33 posted on 01/05/2014 12:04:21 PM PST by EEGator
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To: HangnJudge
Hologram of what?

Nudity, mostly.

Porn drives technological progress.

34 posted on 01/07/2014 1:42:46 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, it's learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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