Leia Display System, a Polish firm named after Star Wars’ Princess Leia, plans to create the first hologram phone. By sitting in front of a camera with two lenses and a microphone, the device will create a live 3D image by beaming it onto a water-vapor screen, allowing the image of the caller to move and speak in real time.
CEO of Leia Display System, Marcin Panek, told Britain’s The Times, “We are on the frontier of technology that was imagined in movies 40 years ago. It will be as if loved ones, friends and family are standing right in front of you.”
The standard display box carries screen dimensions of 65cm x 65cm with a thin projection surface that is about 6mm. It will allow people to project hi-definition pictures. It will be interesting to see how this technology translates into a communication system.
Panek hopes that a prototype of the device will be prepared in 2015, with a final product available to the public within five years. My question is: How big will the technology be? With everything communication-wise becoming smaller (tablets, smartphones, etc.), would this device fit in a smaller format? Or would this simply be the “home phone” of the future?