Star Wars Phones in the Future?

Bonnie Burton | August 30, 2007

(Photo: AFP)

Who needs a cell phone when you can send a holographic message — without an R2-D2 unit? Japan’s Hitachi has recently developed a lightweight 3-D display that can potentially be adapted for mobile devices such as phones.

The 1kg gadget, using what is known as stereoscopic vision display, and resembles an upside-down, multi-angular pyramid full of mirrors on top of a liquid crystal display.

“I’d like to see the technology eventually applied to mobile phones, so people could see images three-dimensionally from their handsets,” Rieko Otsuka of Hitachi’s Advanced Research Laboratory said.

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Star Wars phones not far away

Brisbane Times


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