Monday, September 17, 2007

Laser-Holography (1979)


This image appears in the 1979 book Future Cities: Homes and Living into the 21st Century.
The magic of laser-holography, a new technique which creates 3-D pictures apparently out of thin air, could result in business conferences like the one shown above. On the left the heads of a branch office have just come in to their boardroom, first thing in the morning. Across their table is their boss. He is in the head office of the company in the centre of a major city thousands of miles away. It is night-time and is the end of his day. 3-D cameras hanging from the ceilings of each room create the illusion of a [complete] room with the two sides present (this picture has been split down the middle to avoid confusion). Electronic conferences like this would save enormous amounts of time, money and energy.

See also:
Future Cities: Homes and Living into the 21st Century (1979)
Starfire (1994)
3D Copier of the Future (1979)

6 comments:

mgroves said...

In the future, everyone will dress like David Bowie.

Anonymous said...

And apparantly there's a future disease going around that melts your face.

Ryan said...

This was one of my favorite books as a kid, it probably was sold in a garage sale. There was also a page where someone called ahead on a wrist-phone. "In the future, being late for a meeting without calling ahead won't be acceptable" or something along those lines.

艾迪 said...

I love your blog

Anonymous said...

In the 70's, oops I mean the future, it is okay to have wine at business meetings...

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