If you’ve seen the original Star Wars trilogy, you know the famous scene of Princess Leia as a hologram. In it, she pleads for help from Obi Wan Kenobi. This scene came out in 1977 and it excited Star Wars fans and techno geeks alike. Now, in 2017, could this technology really be possible?
Scientists have recently created a new device, composed of millions of microscopic silicon pillars that can create high quality infrared holograms. The material used in this device is transparent and able to make complex manipulations with light. This small device is supposed to be able to work in satellites and cameras as well.
Now that this technology is available, who knows what it can be used for.