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Date: 11/30/10 01:30 PM

95 Responses to Japan Now Has Holograms

  1. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    Link: Japan Now Has Holograms - The future of porn sure is looking promising.
  2. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    What`s the big deal? Doesn`t everyone in Japan look like that?
  3. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Gorillaz did it already. And with better music.
  4. Profile photo of PRoPAiN
    PRoPAiN Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Miku-chan! Yay! (^_^)b
  5. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    i just woke up, and this video made me sad. but then i read user comments and lawled. im happy now
  6. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    Impressive that they could do this in a circular stage. Gorillaz did a similar thing years ago, but they had to limit the viewing angle and keep it very dark for the illusion to work.
  7. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    @KekS - you just beat me to it. Gorillaz live show is way better than this. Full band. Full 3D. Awesome tunes.
  8. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    Rock out with your glowsticks out
  9. Profile photo of Thesphinx
    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    She was lip syncing.
  10. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Not really a hologram. And also not a circular stage. You can see the screen the image is being projected on to. It`s may seem "circular" at times due to the reflection of the audiance`s glow sticks on the screen.
  11. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    Like if todays singers werent fake enough
  12. Profile photo of Chojiro
    Chojiro Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    old.
  13. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    Japan would make something really cool and then waste it on something stupid >.>
  14. Profile photo of Durrell
    Durrell Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    it`s not a hologram. it`s projected onto a clear screen it give a cool effect, but it`s still a 2D immage on a flat surface
  15. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    For those of you who thikn this is actually a hologram, it`s called a Pepper`s Ghost. Here`s the company that did the Gorillaz show and they explain how its done.
  16. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Yeah, the Pepper`s Ghost illusion. Wow - you guys are on top of it for a change.
  17. Profile photo of kaffebaggel
    kaffebaggel Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    Japan also has no taste and an absurd need to do coordinated moves at concerts. No individuality required!
  18. Profile photo of Swordking
    Swordking Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    `Kay, so, I`m moving to Japan. Any takers to be my roommate? (j/k... sorta)
  19. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    I`d do her.
  20. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    this was rejected as a "repeat" when I submitted it a month ago. hmmm

    But then, maybe they saw the 32 link submissions that day and just rejected them all to save time. Maybe I aughta slow down on that...

    Shame they rejected the Gynocologist Car Salesman `cause that poo was funny!
  21. Profile photo of Spocom
    Spocom Female 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    This has been around for forever...
  22. Profile photo of Bored-er
    Bored-er Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Guhhhh, don`t encourage them. Cartoon characters aren`t real.
  23. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Anyone else find the glow sticks slightly unnerving?
  24. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    `Kay, so, I`m moving to Japan. Any takers to be my roommate? (j/k... sorta)
    I`ll bite, just don`t be some homicidal maniac, `kay?
  25. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    And now I watch the video...

    Hatsune Miku can go to hell... No matter HOW popular she gets, she`s definitely NOT the best Vocaloid...
  26. Profile photo of AlexxM1129
    AlexxM1129 Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    I like Vocaloid, but Miku isn`t the BEST.
  27. Profile photo of ViiZedek
    ViiZedek Female 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    not now....this is like...2nd year they do this...it`s old already xD
  28. Profile photo of BuzzKillingt
    BuzzKillingt Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    im pretty sure gorilaz did a similar thing a couple of years back
  29. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    Actually the real story behind this is that her voice is completely synthesized from a sampled woman`s voice. The software Vocaloid allows text to be synthesized into a song. The character Hatsune Miku was created to showcase the software`s capability. Here is a Link to an English song produced by this software.
  30. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    So an image projected onto a mesh screen is now a hologram?
  31. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    It`s stuff like this that makes me think Japan is just a magical place filled with insane genius-pervert-robot makers.
  32. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    RoboPatton- I don`t know if you`re far wrong. I feel the exact same way. Also, sick rave/concert. Well its not a rave, too civilized. They look like they are sitting around 1:52, cause it looks like they are in rows of chairs. catchy song too.
  33. Profile photo of HolyShiitake
    HolyShiitake Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    I would marry that hologram. I don`t care what people say. We will make it work!
  34. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Yeah get ready all you primma donnna divas. It`s Armageddon for you.
  35. Profile photo of DracObi
    DracObi Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    This si so much more than just a hologram. Its the worlds first completly synthesised (sp) pop star,everything from her looks, voice, and personality are artificial
  36. Profile photo of FromPortugal
    FromPortugal Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    elvis is comming back baby!!!!!
  37. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    Wow, thats insane!
  38. Profile photo of nikkuchan
    nikkuchan Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm
    She`s a famous computer program in Japan. You can input songs and lyrics and she will sing it. She became so popular there were concerts. And now this...
  39. Profile photo of hangingpanda
    hangingpanda Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    i thought this was just a single video... it turns out that this is just a clip from a whole concert. vocaloids are taking over.

    hatsune miku... damn. @___@
  40. Profile photo of koolwalla
    koolwalla Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    i still truly believe i was supposed to be born in japan...
  41. Profile photo of Swot
    Swot Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    Pair this with the AI programs the have for their human-mimicking robots and a whole new world of possibilities opens up...
    Literally.
  42. Profile photo of hammerdrop
    hammerdrop Male 13-17
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    November 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    I was freaking out for a few minutes thinking this thing was SOMEHOW projected into a 3D space, but then I realized it`s just an image projected onto a glass screen, not all that impressive from that perspective, though I`m sure the voice synthesizing is kinda cool.
  43. Profile photo of Taipan
    Taipan Male 18-29
    156 posts
    November 30, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    WHAT! FUTURE MUCH
  44. Profile photo of ErinBtx
    ErinBtx Female 18-29
    83 posts
    November 30, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    a male version that wasn`t a cartoon would be nice.
  45. Profile photo of PeRsOnAaNiMa
    PeRsOnAaNiMa Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    Damn, that is beautiful looking. If they had graphics like that in video games...or even movies.
  46. Profile photo of erikthevikin
    erikthevikin Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    Who was that? Bass player was awesome.
  47. Profile photo of Lednar
    Lednar Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    Am I the only 1 who finds this weird and disturbing?
  48. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    Are there men in this crowd?
    I couldn`t imagine paying a penny to see this, I`d feel wildly homosexual.

    Japan, too weird for words really
  49. Profile photo of xfactormunky
    xfactormunky Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    It`s not a hologram, but it is a really cool idea
  50. Profile photo of CyFan987
    CyFan987 Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    forget the hologram, that bass player was amazing!
  51. Profile photo of Skooby_Doom
    Skooby_Doom Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    Pepper`s Ghost does not impress me.
  52. Profile photo of bryantm3
    bryantm3 Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:08 pm
    it`s not a hologram— it`s a projection on three glass screens.
  53. Profile photo of yohouseofren
    yohouseofren Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    It`s Hatsune Miku. A virtual idol in good ol` Japan
  54. Profile photo of ukulelemike
    ukulelemike Male 40-49
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    November 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Gorillaz did this years ago!
  55. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    also, this concert sold out, which probably isn`t all that surprising
  56. Profile photo of Renaud-
    Renaud- Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    Dear Santa...
  57. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    not holograms or projections at all... its just a screen if you didnt notice!
  58. Profile photo of beerock
    beerock Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    freaking yes!!!!!!!!!!
  59. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    freakin cool!
  60. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    So now people pay to go to concerts to listen to audio files and watch a tv? Seems like something you could do at home.
  61. Profile photo of RVIsh
    RVIsh Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    Gorillaz did it first.
  62. Profile photo of Djer
    Djer Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 1:44 am
    Transparent screen is nearly transparent. You can see the reflections of the people in the first few rows during the close-ups.

    I was actually talking to some of my friends recently, and we realized that holograms like those seen in Star Wars or Avatar are impossible to create. Light can only be seen on a solid (or gas-like) surface, and can never show a 360 degree view. Ergo, barring some unforeseen technologically advanced lighting techniques, holograms will continue to be possible only in movies.
  63. Profile photo of rawryness
    rawryness Female 13-17
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    December 1, 2010 at 2:18 am
    Is it just me or did the singing sound like that white dog in Animal Crossing?
  64. Profile photo of trippyhippy9
    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:41 am
    So now people pay to go to concerts to listen to audio files and watch a tv? Seems like something you could do at home.

    ----

    A big part of any concert is the energy of the crowd. Especially for those people that like to go to clubs and dance.
  65. Profile photo of TaintedMeat
    TaintedMeat Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:16 am
    Wow. This poo is REALLY freaking me out right now
  66. Profile photo of Ghostofme16
    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:26 am
    Gorillaz did it at the MTV music awards along time ago....
    And this is nothing special. Its not even a hologram.
    There is a glass screen between the stage and the crowd and projectors that reflect on it.
    At the beginning of the video you can see the glas perfectly. Not to mention you can see the reflections of the glowsticks on the glass throughout the whole video.
  67. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 5:27 am
    so many japanese men fell in love that day^^
  68. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:11 am
    And this is why I`ll never be able to take Japan seriously.
  69. Profile photo of meowmixx419
    meowmixx419 Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:23 am
    This isnt new. if you youtube gorillas and madonna you will see madonna performing with holograms, this is old news people!
  70. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:29 am
    So awesome.
  71. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 9:21 am
    Oh, them Japanese and their crazy concerts.
  72. Profile photo of rook187
    rook187 Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 9:23 am
    I`m buying stock in Japanese Glo-Stix companies!
  73. Profile photo of kilroy5555
    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 9:46 am
    When do the tentacles come in from offstage?
  74. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:05 am
    Gorillaz did it first
  75. Profile photo of betardfooser
    betardfooser Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Miku+pr0n=Weeaboo win!
  76. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 10:25 am
    WOW nice but the funnies thing is that I can hear my neighbor playing the same video XD
  77. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Just because you look at a rendered projection straight on doesn`t make it a hologram. I`m sure that if you change the viewing angle by more than a few degrees you`d see how flat and oblong it begins to look.
  78. Profile photo of raven_mac
    raven_mac Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    After watching the entire concert now,
    ima be playing the game while im on break today. XD
  79. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    Looks good. I`m going to get Japaneso plasty
  80. Profile photo of NinjaB0b
    NinjaB0b Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    i just saw a light up leek in the crowd... i want one
  81. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    @Djer

    "I was actually talking to some of my friends recently, and we realized that holograms like those seen in Star Wars or Avatar are impossible to create."

    Hmmm... you better let these guys know.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-P1zZAcPuw
  82. Profile photo of irbord
    irbord Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    ITS MIKU!!!!!!!!!! x3
  83. Profile photo of janus_games
    janus_games Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    @peabody different from what djer said, he said those in star wars, this is hologram (image against mirror) + a machine to simulate a tactile (touch) interaction with the image.

    @djer the 3d images "exactly" like the star wars thing aren`t completely impossible either, but it will probably take a while to get there. You won`t ever be able to get something projected onto thin air, but the 3D image around a pedestal "base" (like in the prequel trilogy) is possible. The idea is high speed projection using a spinning mirror. The USC ICT graphics lab has a prototype. I could only find this on a cursory glance, but there`s more you can find on the projector itself if you dig around a bit.

    USC ICT 3D Teleconferencing
  84. Profile photo of janus_games
    janus_games Male 18-29
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    December 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    oh also @djer you certainly can get a 360 degree view via multiple cameras, in fact the technology is almost commercially available now. There`s a guy at UCI that`s merging kinect cameras and can easily interpolate viewing frustrums between his two cameras.

    Here`s a link: You tube multiple kinect
  85. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 4:54 am
    Ive never seen vocaloid but that was kinda cool
  86. Profile photo of furryblob
    furryblob Male 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 6:41 am
    Not convinced.
  87. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2010 at 8:10 am
    The future is now.
  88. Profile photo of TIMESWORDSMN
    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
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    December 2, 2010 at 8:33 am
    Of course they have holograms. Didn`t you hear?
    It`s 2010, going on 2011! It`s officially the future! We no longer live in the present, but the FUTURE!
  89. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
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    December 2, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    omg.... so cool. and apparently it`s a computer program singing. so very awesome what people have come up with!!
  90. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 9:32 am
    I wonder what the samurais would say if they saw their land today.
  91. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    we call those raves here in the u.s.
  92. Profile photo of YugureKage
    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    People are now obsolete. Except when it comes to mindlessly singing along with a hologram...this is impressive but I technology will take over the world and humans will be finally be destroyed by our own "awesome" creations. I must say though, I like the song.
  93. Profile photo of ByOwlPost
    ByOwlPost Female 18-29
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    December 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    So now bands won`t have to hire slutty girls for their band, the normal looking girl with a good signing voice can sit back stage and let the men oggle her holographic ulterego.
  94. Profile photo of Jammacan
    Jammacan Female 13-17
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    March 14, 2011 at 12:47 am
    Without IMB I don`t think I would have ever learned about the awsomness that is VOCALOID! Thanks!

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