Forget AI, where’s our Princess Leia hologram?

Princess Lea hologram

Remember when Princess Leia was shown in a hologram asking for help in the original Star Wars? While the hologram isn’t yet a reality, it’s slowly getting there.

“Earlier this summer, researchers at the University of Rochester unveiled the latest projection system to approximate Princess Leia’s immortal plea. Dubbed the Illumyn 3-D Display, the system uses laser projection to generate actual 3-D holograms in midair — no projection surface, no virtual reality goggles, no 3-D glasses, no augmented reality tricks.” Read more about it at NPR.com.