We are in an exponential technological growth period right now with new gadgets popping up daily along with devices designed to make our lives easier, if not better. The latest tech to be given an overhaul in the past few years is holographic technology, something that has been visualised many times in movies, but not so much a reality.
When holographic stickers first came out, people marveled at the brilliance of something 2D suddenly visually transforming into 3D when tilted at just the right angle. Since those days holographic technology hadn’t really progressed in the way we hoped it would and was put on the shelf to collect dust. There are no R2-D2 type robots spewing out holograms of Princess Leia in the middle of your living room, and there are no business meetings taking place with holographic board members sitting around a table. However, those days might not be as far away as we think thanks to 7D hologram technology .
7D hologram tech is moving forward at a great speed and already entertaining crowds all around the world with some awesome digital displays. We’ve already brought people back from the dead and resurrected the likes of Tupac at Coachella, but maybe there's a better use for 7D holograms, and people are catching on.
For years people have been petitioning against capturing animals and locking them behind bars for human entertainment. Apart from petting zoo’s where you can get close to animals and stroke them, visiting a mainstream zoo is very limited viewing. You pay for your entry, you buy some snacks, and you can only look at the animals from a distance or behind a glass screen, you’re not going to be rubbing a lion’s belly anytime soon right!
So, what’s the difference between seeing a real animal at a distance and a holographic animal? Well actually today there’s not much difference at all! Developers have caught on to the fact that you don’t actually need the real thing to offer the same experience you’d get at a typical zoo, in fact you can offer something a bit more spectacular. It could spell the end of traditional zoos as we know them paving way for holographic zoos and leaving animals where they belong back in the wild.