Alex Kipman: The dawn of the age of holograms

Alex Kipman: The dawn of the age of holograms
https://go.ted.com/Cyu2

This Ted Talk astonished me.  Watch for the mushrooms ๐Ÿ„

And be sure to stick around to see how eloquently Alex, who is clearly very solidly “on the (Autistic) Spectrum,” answers the stuffy Ted host’s questions at the end of his show.

Unlike most Ted Talks, this is not merely an inspirational speech about triumph over an apparently insurmountable hardship, or even about saving humanity by means of understanding and innovation.

It’s about a way of life that is hurtling toward us at the speed of light.

Watch, enjoy, and let me know how you feel about this!

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  1. Wowwy, wow, wow! Now, that is a seriously thought-provoking TED talk. I suspect that I’m old enough that I’m still hypnotized by the “superpowers” of 2D displacement, so that to imagine serious, pervasive holographic technology just completely boggles my mind. The possibilities would be practically limitless! But of course, that’s Kipman’s point: We live in a world of limitless possibility. How amazing it will be when our technology mirrors that truth.

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    • When I think about how technology has galloped during my lifetime, from listening to my crystal radio at age 9, to listening to satellite radio on my smartphone which runs on radio waves and shows me cool stuff on a liquid crystal display that I can write on with my finger…I just hope I get to play with that thing before I kick off. Our kids will all have them.

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  2. Wow! That was crazy!!!

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  3. Very interesting talk. Much truth and also to think about.

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  4. FML

     /  April 1, 2016

    Very cool. This technology is developing at a rapid pace and already has many practical applications. I got a sense of just how fast these things are coming a few months ago. I had a visit from my brother who was on his way to a technology conference where he was giving the keynote address. He works for a large company that is working on developing some of this technology. He showed me an enhanced reality visor that he was going to be demonstrating during his speech.
    The visor had a clear lens so when you put it on you saw the normally world around you. Then the holographic technology would enhance your view by directing you where to look and passing along information about the object you are looking at. There were developing this for a specific customer, a large aircraft manufacturer that wanted enhanced reality for jet engine mechanics. The way it works is you select from a menu what type of service you are doing on the engine. Then the visor takes you through it step by step. It will tell you what tool you need for each step and when you look at your tool cart it highlights the correct tool in the visor. If the first step is to remove an access panel on the engine, once you have picked up the tool that you need you simply look at the engine and in the visor you see instructions on how to proceed and the fasteners that need to be removed are all highlighted and the correct order is displayed. The visor assists with diagnostics and helps identify components that are out of spec. With this technology, a person could become a jet engine mechanic with far less training than is currently required. There are almost limitless possibilities with this technology and I hope to be able to see more of it.

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    • That’s intense. I’m still trying to figure out how to integrate my natural sensory orientation. Maybe devices like that could help people with sensory issues! Like, “press this button to isolate sound. Now spacial orientation. Now try both. Now add vision. Overwhelmed-vision plus space only. Bring up sound gradually. Block out traffic noise. Dog whining about squirrels, block. Dog whining needs to go outside, check, action needed.” Et cetera.

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