From Feddow Claassen Ontwerpers within The Hague, Netherlands comes a futuristic product—the i-Lusio. This gaming company, by trade, is truly bringing something to market that is unprecedented. Feddow Claassen Ontwerpers is about to unveil a reality that once was a 1970’s Hollywood special-effects splendor as displayed in George Lucas’s film Star Wars. Early in the film R2-D2 projects a 3D hologram of Princess Leia’s distress call. The 3D hologram is here.
The i-Lucio, as advertised on Indiegogo.com, needs to raise $95,000. This money will be used to fund the entrepreneur’s manufacturing overhaul as the production transitions from hand-made to machine generated. Some of the fees will also be used for finalizing the design and continuing software developments. The price point of this product is very reasonable (at least for the initial contributors of the $95,000). A contribution of only $44 will secure a product and $80 will secure two—that’s a comparable price to much of the office décor and distractors found at Brookstone.
I believe that this is the beginning of a new era in entertainment. 3D hologramming will make an interesting centerpiece in anyone’s cubicle and may even bring you closer to that coveted water-cooler gossip ring. But the i-Lusio is just the beginning. This portable hologrammer is basically an interactive screensaver with the potential to serve as the gateway hardware and software that penetrates our lives in an impactful way. Mall kiosks and marquis would garner more attention. Restaurants could take customers’ orders from the hologram waitress that emerges from the booth or table. Movie theaters would lose the glasses and introduce surround picture to its surround sound, imbedding the audience within the movie itself. Eventually the software will evolve to include highly integrated artificial intelligence allowing the end user to interface, unscripted, and have a dialogue with a life-like hologram.
This idea POPs!