Curiosity and innovation are like electricity in a television set. They power our imagination and bring to life things that were once only vague concepts in the mind. It is these attributes that are perhaps responsible for bringing humans out from the caves and guiding them to the modern way of life.
Latest among the numerous mind boggling creations that science has made possible over the decades, is BBC’s Holographic TV experiment.
At the beginning of the 19th century no one knew the word TV. It wasn’t until the late 19th century and early 20th century that the world witnessed rapid evolution of visual and audio communication technology.
In this connection, BBC has created an experimental holographic television, inspired by the Princess Leia hologram in “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” Holographic experiences, like Ultra-High Definition or virtual reality, offer audiences a level of detail and realism that only a short while ago seemed virtually impossible.
Right now there are several limitations that the team of scientists working on the project is trying to address. For instance, the holographic television can only play specific type/formats of videos; the dimensions of the holograms need enhancement and for the holographic experience to offer good results, the room needs to have dim lights.
However, with the team hard at work, it is only a matter of time before these limitations become a thing of the past.
So embrace yourself for a not-so-distant future in which you will be able to see the interviews of your favourite celebrities as if they were sitting in front of you! You will also be able to choose your angle of viewership for 3D events!
Don’t believe me? Well, watch the video of BBC’s experimental experimental holographic television to truly understand what the future holds!