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Bringing Star Wars holograms into the home

Bringing Star Wars holograms into the home

LucasFilm and virtual reality innovator Magic Leap have signed a partnership to bring Star Wars into your living via life-size holograms.

It may sound far-fetched, but Magic Leap has already provided enough teasers of its amazing holographic technology to persuade skeptics wrong.

The partnership between Magic Leap and Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB was announced by Magic Leap’s founder Rony Abovitz at WIRED Business Conference in New York City on June 16. The two companies unveiled a video demonstration showing a life-size C-3PO and R2-D2 strutting their stuff in a living-room setting.

The demo shows that Virtual Reality via clunky headsets, which disconnect the user from their immediate surroundings, is not the only means of conjuring such genuine 3D life-size images for viewers.

The applications of such a technology go far beyond entertainment, as Microsoft has also demonstrated with its Hololens technology. But Magic Leap has so far remained tight-lipped about its technology, although demos like that revealed at the WIRED Business Conference could indicate that more details will be coming soon.


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