Ever since I saw the flickering blue form of Princess Leia plea for help from an aging and wizened Jedi hermit, I've wanted two things above all else: hologram technology, and to bang Princess Leia. And thanks to exciting technological breakthroughs from our friends over in India, I could accomplish at least one of those goals as early as 2010.
And as for my less savory ambition, who knows? I mean, Carrie Fischer's career isn't going so well, I've got this whole blogger thing, and by 2010 she could well be in the throes of early onset dementia.
As you may have deduced, I'm talking about holograms
. Not mirrors, not 3-D goggles, not that old Sega arcade game that looked kind of 3-D, cost a whole freaking dollar, and took up the space of three
Killer Instinct 2
consoles. Actual holograms.
According to the article
(which is conspicuously absent of any images, videos, or science fiction references), the 3-D imaging handsets will be able to project free standing holographic environments and photos that you’ll be able to rotate, move through, and dissect. The pornographic possibilities alone are life-changing.
But I’m trying not to get too excited. Frankly, I’m used to the thought of holograms being made of blue-tinted scan lines, and “revolutionary technological breakthroughs” ending up being gay scooters.
But there are reasons to be hopeful. The company behind the project, Infosys, is a huge technology conglomerate in India known as “the Taj Mahal of training engineers,” which is kind of creepy considering the Taj Mahal is a building for storing dead people.
Plus, their headquarters looks like this: