Let us talk about one of the next big technologies to take over the world.
Given the popularity of touchscreen phones, it’s likely that companies like Apple are and have already been working on prototypes of touch-holographic systems for phones, watches and computers. What does that look like? It probably starts out like a hologram that projects itself from a device that allows you to touch it, speak to it, and overall interact with it. I would even go as far to say that by the year 2040, there will have been a wave of holographic technology that replicates PEOPLE, or animals, or anything that resembles a cultural or animated character. And you will be able to download these characters and pay for their holograms. They will be far more advanced than today’s holographics. And far more than a screen that simply floats in the air.
Here’s an idea for a new toy. Kids download their favorite Disney characters, or better yet, make their own customizable being (or action hero, monster etc.) that can become a part of the family. The more you interact with this holographic being, the more it learns about you, and your tastes and interests. Everything about you. Instead of asking Siri or Alexa, you’ll bring up your holographic figure and ask it questions. It will be like a holographic computer. A holographic computer can be marketed in a number of useful ways, but one avenue will definitely dwell around socialization. It could be a pet, or a human, or a Disney or Marvel character. It will change the game when it arrives.
One thing you might be wondering, is how will a hologram be projected? Well one obvious version would be from a single device or two that allows the motion sensor technology to display an image(s) and then you can poke it, smile at it, or set it to only interact with your voice or face. But as future versions develop and get better as with all technologies, you will eventually be able to control it from different rooms, with hotbox sensors allowing it to drift around the room instead of a stagnant floating image. Pretty cool, right? I have a feeling everyone from a young child to an elderly person on their deathbed will find this technology useful. There will be so many downloadable 3rd party apps that it will make today’s saturation of software applications look puny.
Humans crave touch. We crave interaction. We will crave holograms. You’ll see.
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