Future entertainment or a new way of life, the ability to view holograms you can touch and hold. This is not science fiction. It exists today. It is the metaPro, will it be the last computer? The only physical device will be a pair of glasses that lets you view holograms you can hold and touch. Your next phone, laptop and TV will not be physical devices. They will be weightless holograms that you download.
Sounds too good to be true, I know right! Well, metaPro is the answer. Google Glass has competition with a bigger edge and bigger price tag. Just to sum-up a TechCrunch review that can viewed here, the Meta Pro compares to Google Glass with 15x the display, uses 3-D instead of just 2-D. The optics for metaPro are thinner, at 2mm vs 5mm, and its radars identify hand movements, which makes control a lot smoother than touching the side of your face.
According to Cliff Kuang, a hologram is generated simply by shining an LCD projector onto a bowl-shaped mirror, and a novel technique which creates ultrasonic waves. Check out this video of touchable holography submitted by ShinodaLab on YouTube here.
“The World as a Hologram” is a dummies online course for an introduction into hologram technology. Check out the YouTube video here by UC Berkeley's Raphael Bousso.
Did you know? metaPro has put some innovative technology under its belt. Ryan Lawler states, “The Meta Pro will ship with an i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The whole package will cost $3,000 and the company hopes to ship by June 2014.”
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