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Date: 11/05/08 07:46 AM

82 Responses to CNN Introduces New “Hologram“ Technology

  1. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 6:16 am
    Link: CNN Introduces New ``Hologram`` Technology - Used during their coverage of the election, for anyone who missed it.
  2. Profile photo of ShadowMaus
    ShadowMaus Male 18-29
    88 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 7:51 am
    Whoa, I want one!
  3. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 7:52 am
    thats awsome
  4. Profile photo of SwissNipsUK
    SwissNipsUK Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 7:53 am
    Lol someone linked this on that vote map thing just watched it went back to the main menu and its there !!! weird
  5. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2008 at 7:57 am
    That was a weak introduction for such awesome technology... why didn`t they use it for the presidential speech of Obama instead?
  6. Profile photo of rasputin3x
    rasputin3x Male 18-29
    80 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 7:59 am
    they should had dressed her up as the Emperor
  7. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2008 at 7:59 am
    "CNN provided hologram technology for elected president Obama during his nomination speech for security purpose."

    That would have been awesome, acceptable and useful.

  8. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:07 am
    "help me Obama 1, your my only hope"
  9. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:08 am
    They should have at least had him walk up to her and like wave his hand through her to see how truly awesome that technology is!! Either way, that is seriously cool! :-)
  10. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:13 am
    soooo, they managed to put a 3D image on television, umm. ok.
  11. Profile photo of darksprite
    darksprite Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:17 am
    The SITH have taken over CNN!
  12. Profile photo of thesimpsons
    thesimpsons Male 18-29
    168 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:18 am
    thats sooooooo kool
  13. Profile photo of AndroidMetro
    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
    807 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:19 am
    Unimpressed.

    Holograms are so 1980s.

  14. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2389 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:20 am
    will this technology work?

    thats for the porn industry to decide

  15. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2389 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:21 am
    we all know that this technology is only the start of whats going to come out for obamas presidency.
  16. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:22 am
    sooooo, is the image only seen on t.v. or does the real anchor actually see the hologram in the studio?
    if it`s only on the t.v., then he`s talking to basically nothing.
  17. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:22 am
    It would be cooler if we knew anything about how it actually worked. She mentioned how she is being filmed, but not how it is displayed. It looked to me as if they put the image directly to the film, and not a real hologram. That is why he had to stand 20 feet away.
  18. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:28 am
    Are you people really THAT stupid? This is BS! It only shows up on camera this way.
  19. Profile photo of Talpa
    Talpa Male 18-29
    179 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:33 am
    yeah its only shown on tv, he`s watching a tv off the set like the weather people do.
  20. Profile photo of Skyotic
    Skyotic Female 18-29
    87 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:35 am
    Green screenage!!
  21. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:38 am
    What do they think we are, friggin` kittens that can be distracted for hours on end by a "hologram?" Is this what they have to turn to to "report" the news?

    Man, we`re taken for simpletons.

  22. Profile photo of froggy5890
    froggy5890 Female 18-29
    44 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:40 am
    I actually watched that live. They placed a bunch of cameras around her and taped her from many different views, then they used some software to piece it all together. He could not see her at all, and they mentioned that fact when it was live. As she put it, her cameras were "speaking" with their cameras. There was no actual hologram. However, everything needs to start somewhere,.
  23. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:42 am
    That hardly qualifies as a hologram.
  24. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:50 am
    JimboH: "What do they think we are, friggin` kittens that can be distracted for hours on end by a "hologram?" Is this what they have to turn to to "report" the news?"

    I also loved how each news station had a touchy-feely television screen thing that they just couldn`t keep their drating hands off of. More gimmicky bull$#!t.

  25. Profile photo of Desumien
    Desumien Female 18-29
    374 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:55 am
    about time :P jeez
  26. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 9:28 am
    it could lead to bigger and better things. Someone work out a way to project it?
    ...youll be rich!
  27. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    November 5, 2008 at 9:32 am
    hahahah, pretty cool, but how could she see him if she had 370 cameras around her?
  28. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    November 5, 2008 at 9:34 am
    -_- *reads comments* ok never mind
  29. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    November 5, 2008 at 9:47 am
    is there really any need?
  30. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 9:52 am
    thats coooool.
  31. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 10:05 am
    Even with all the camera`s, you`d need a lot more and more defined technology to make a true hologram. As simply as she put it, didn`t seem to explain how an image can be projected yet magically stop in mid-air to form a shape.
  32. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    November 5, 2008 at 10:22 am
    It`s cool but it was totally unnecessary.
  33. Profile photo of KIKENI
    KIKENI Female 13-17
    354 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 10:39 am
    neato
  34. Profile photo of imaguitargod
    imaguitargod Male 18-29
    480 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 10:41 am
    Whoa, flashback to Star Wars!
  35. Profile photo of hidecibelpny
    hidecibelpny Male 18-29
    5 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 10:45 am
    Help me Obama-wan Kenobi ur my only hope!
  36. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 10:58 am
    Smashking, excuse me if she is a scientist, but I don`t think she is.
  37. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    November 5, 2008 at 11:04 am
    Wasn`t that cool, as I expected.
  38. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
    868 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 11:47 am
    This is awesome.
  39. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
    868 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 11:48 am
    Oh hey, that`s when McCain was winning! Now that makes me laugh!
  40. Profile photo of audiosncracy
    audiosncracy Male 18-29
    186 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 11:51 am
    "Yes my master..." hoo pehhhhh
  41. Profile photo of IceKatana
    IceKatana Male 13-17
    130 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    I don`t understand... it`s too starwarsish
  42. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    Sweet! If it looks like this NOW, just think how it might look in three years!
  43. Profile photo of Trexa
    Trexa Female 18-29
    283 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:05 pm
    Oh my God, is that real? Did anyone from the US watch this and confirm it? If it is real, that is pretty amazing. Wow!
  44. Profile photo of Trexa
    Trexa Female 18-29
    283 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:07 pm
    Oh, sorry, I feel stupid. =( I just read all of the other comments. But still, that is still amazing.
  45. Profile photo of rigby_321
    rigby_321 Female 18-29
    443 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    I feel like he is scared of her ... standing so far away!

    and ... can he see her? no...right?

  46. Profile photo of CinematicD
    CinematicD Female 18-29
    239 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    She should do a little dance
  47. Profile photo of WhenIsLunch
    WhenIsLunch Male 18-29
    460 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    i wanna run through jessica yellen!
  48. Profile photo of AtomicSkier9
    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
    1085 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    Trexa, I watched it, and it looked real. But my question is how they get the image to NY...
  49. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    I kept waiting for her to say "Beam me up, Scotty!"
  50. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
    2132 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    she looks like a midget. hehehe
  51. Profile photo of Moopgasm
    Moopgasm Male 18-29
    250 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    imagine when the porn industry takes hold of this technology
  52. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    Cool
  53. Profile photo of chendel
    chendel Female 13-17
    38 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    i saw this last night and at first couldn`t tell if it was some kind of joke. it`s very cool.
  54. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 2:02 pm
    By camera tricks, not holograms. I guarantee that Wolf couldn`t see her.
  55. Profile photo of sportsfan94
    sportsfan94 Male 13-17
    108 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 2:20 pm
    somehow CNN managed to make millions believe that it was actually real
  56. Profile photo of Coodude26
    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    "By camera tricks, not holograms. I guarantee that Wolf couldn`t see her."
    No ****.
  57. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    "She looked like she was right here." 1:24

    He could definately see her. That`s what that red dot on the floor was- some kind of reciever.

  58. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    They got bored, eh?
  59. Profile photo of busdrivertm
    busdrivertm Male 30-39
    192 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    but in Star Wars the holograms were black & white! WTH? Camera Tricks ftw!
  60. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
    555 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    "Help me, Wolf Blitzer. You`re my only hope..."
  61. Profile photo of pixiechick81
    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    lol \/ \/ \/ \/
  62. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    November 5, 2008 at 4:14 pm
    So, how long until holographic porn?
  63. Profile photo of Ghostofme16
    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    387 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    My 8th grade teacher actually tested a hologram... Im a junior now...
    He gets called in to do varios consumer tests, he actually said he didnt like it...
    He raited it low... Expecially the hologram keyboards and screen that were like on air and you could "touch" and type and stuff like that...
    I remember he said it was "Too complicated"
  64. Profile photo of Ghostofme16
    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    387 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    So yeah:

    FINALLY
    I was wondering when they were going to first start using it...

  65. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    I saw this last night, didn`t believe it was actually a hologram. Pretty cool, but I guess it`s ineffecient if they need 35 cameras surrounding her for it to work.
  66. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
    2291 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    I would like go up to it and stuff... and like... not know what to do...

    bye

  67. Profile photo of GeckaGeen
    GeckaGeen Female 18-29
    8 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    Help me Obi Wan Kenobi. You`re my only hope.
  68. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    faaaaaaaaaakeeeeeeeeeee durrrrrr
  69. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    i wanted to see him poke her and see what happens... speaking of which where would you poke a hologram to not make it looks absolutely awkward and strange?
  70. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 6:55 pm
    Phone sex is gonna be awesome!
  71. Profile photo of sarahxoxo
    sarahxoxo Female 18-29
    493 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Woah man, the future is now!
  72. Profile photo of deadguy83
    deadguy83 Male 18-29
    55 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    Is this for real?
  73. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    November 5, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    Who wants to place bets on how many more people are going to post stupid comments like "Help me Obama Wan Kenobi" and think they are being witty and original?
  74. Profile photo of Animecha
    Animecha Male 18-29
    147 posts
    November 5, 2008 at 8:40 pm
    For those who are curious... Its not a hologram! Its sensationalist bull! They are in front of a blue screen and the person cant really see them! As if having camera`s synced constitutes a hologram.
  75. Profile photo of powpowking
    powpowking Male 13-17
    551 posts
    November 6, 2008 at 2:13 am
    OMFG. WOAH! WELCOME TO THE FUTURE GUYS! TIME FOR A CHANGE! OBAMA OBAMA!
  76. Profile photo of sjokojon
    sjokojon Male 18-29
    3 posts
    November 6, 2008 at 6:19 am
    Animecha your right. Its not a hologram, thats just CNN`s "name". But the technology is pretty impressive, transfering from a real 3-dimentional environment to another. And actually the blue screens are green, and she is in a tent. The blue "hologram effect" that sorrounds her and the low rendering is intentional, becouse CNN didn`t want it looking too realistic.

    The technology is developed by a Norwegian company, Vizrt.

  77. Profile photo of Glendower
    Glendower Male 18-29
    337 posts
    November 6, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    "Help me Obi-wan Kanobi, your my only hope!"
  78. Profile photo of Llamaz
    Llamaz Male 13-17
    339 posts
    November 6, 2008 at 8:07 pm
    This is totally Obama`s doing.
  79. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2008 at 12:19 am
    If I ever saw a blue/green screen there is onw right there.
    OMFG
  80. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
    310 posts
    November 7, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    is this real?
  81. Profile photo of Clorow
    Clorow Male 18-29
    86 posts
    November 27, 2008 at 11:45 pm
    CNN pulls a Fox News. O_O
  82. Profile photo of AmberDoom
    AmberDoom Female 18-29
    4 posts
    January 13, 2013 at 8:02 pm
    Oh No!

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