Let’s go back to the cinema. Do you remember the hologram of Princess Leia in Star Wars? Got an Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Android R2-D2? How about if you could do it yourself? In no time, this technology will be in your hands. The holograms coming out of your cell phone are already here.
Science fiction in your hands
A young American scientist decided to bring the technology of holograms to the masses. It was inspired by the legendary movie. His name is Taylor Scott and he founded the San Diego-based company IKIN. The company develops smartphone accessories that transform the contents of the device into three-dimensional holograms.
“For years, people have viewed holographic communication as a kind of idealized magical future. In reality, however, this will happen as early as 2021, “says Scott. According to the 28-year-old scientist, IKIN accessories create 3D holograms that are visible in daylight. And that from Android or iOS smartphones with a proprietary chemical polymer lens.
The accessories adapt to the dimensions of the smartphone. “It literally becomes a secondary portal to a dimensional world,” says the inventor.
In this way, a user can explore the photo gallery of his smartphone, similar to an art gallery. You can select an image, expand it in 3D, and edit it by rotating it at different angles.
The technology can also be used in games so your hand can act as a control. It would even serve in video conference calls and meetings and as an interaction with social networks.
According to USA Today, IKIN plans to launch its smartphone accessories by the end of 2021. The product bears the name RYZ. And it will be equipped with artificial intelligence that will personalize each user’s experience and the environment in which it will be used. The holograms coming out of your cell phone would arrive next Christmas.
The company will create holographic content itself. However, he expects smartphone app developers to license his technology. It also awaits the interest of manufacturers of Smartphones and cellular providers.