Monday, September 15, 2003

Heliodisplay images promise to end the need for monitors

SciFi movies have been doing it for years ... creating a video image out of thin air. Princess Leia screaming "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!" Captain Picard discussing strategy with a holodeck character. Or even Tom Cruise using images in time to predict a crime before it happens.

Now technology seems to be catching up to the fantasy. CNN TECH is reporting that Heliodisplay images - displays actually projected in thin air by a modified video projector - have made breakthroughs in acheiving the ubercool - a display with no monitor.

"The machine modifies the air above a video projector, creating a working, 27-inch screen that can display any kind of video. The image is two-dimensional, can be seen from several angles, and can be manipulated by hand."


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