I think most of us are familiar with the terms hologram and holographic technologies. Such technologies, which in the past only existed in science fiction movies and TV shows, are now slowly becoming part of our reality. Despite the challenges and limitations that exist in our current technology, many believe that hologram technology still has a bright future ahead. In recent years, holograms have played an interesting role in various segments of society. For starters, in the military industry, many experts believe that military corporate giants are working on hologram technologies such as “Battlefield Holograms” with the purpose of manipulating the perception of enemy combatants. One such rumor is of introducing a hologram-based weapon system that would project the image of a deity to incite fear in enemy soldiers. Another idea is to implement hologram technology for mapping out various locations and areas of operations, adding portable functionality to such technologies, which will be available for soldiers and field commanders.
In recent years, nations such as Australia have used hologram technology for various purposes, both for public and institutional usage. Australia is one of the few nations to introduce holographic technology to the public by opening a holographic zoo in Brisbane. According to the creator behind the hologram technology in zoos, the hologram uses the new “depth” technology, providing a bigger and more realistic image of the animal. The moving images are brought to life by a laser projector containing crystals, while simple sunglasses used by viewers separate fields of light. Various universities around the globe are experimenting with various concepts and theories related to the laws of physics; one research group at the Australian National University even stated that they are disrupting the ancient laws of physics. Such studies and experiments are all part of the development of hologram technology.
It is important to understand that the true revolution of hologram technology can only come with its widespread usage. If such technology only sticks around with major research institutions or government departments, ignoring the mass public will result in a technology that is interesting from a visionary point of view but not because of its practicality. In order for this technology to be available for public consumption, it is essential for various industrial players to work on introducing cheaper components involved in the making of hologram technology. Also, the focus should be on practical applications; a technology with limited practical applications or that is important for only a specific category will result in its failure. Similar to how smartphone technology and the internet achieved success in the public domain, such success should be replicated for hologram technology, which can be achieved by identifying the public requirements associated with hologram technology. Identifying potential applications of such technologies in the near future, understanding the global tech market. Various technologies that might be great from a visionary perspective might not achieve the level of success with their practical application, so it is essential for tech innovators and industrial players to make hologram technology effective from a visionary and practical perspective.