The RayModeler 3D display you’re seeing in this video is a prototype of the kind of device sci-fi storytellers have been dreaming up for years. LED light sources allow you to see an image from all angles, 360 degrees. Objects like faces and people appear realistic giving viewers a sense of depth because the left and right eyes are seeing different images. I saw a demo of the display recently at the Sony offices and looking at moving 3D holographic images was almost like looking into a crystal ball! You’ll notice in the video the images even react and move when prompted by the wave of a hand. Though the device can’t let you see into the future, it is the future of how we will display objects, game or even see advertisements or displays at stores.
Later this month, and for the first time in the United States this prototype will be showcased at SIGGRAPH 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 25-29. Whether you are a developer, animator, gamer, educator and scientist or just interested in the latest 3D technology, head over to the Emerging Technologies section of the show and make sure to see the Sony display firsthand. Can you see how this kind of 3D technology will work in your life?