Update: Ars Technica has a good article on it here.
Wow. I tend to be an optimist about technology and where it will go but this one caught me off guard. Apparently a team at University of Arizona has come up with a way to make true 3d holograms. These are free floating 3d objects made of light. This is just amazing! (Like in Star Wars where they had holograms of people)
The time-line for this technology is 7-10 years they say. That’s really fast.
The implications for the classroom are huge. This takes teleconferencing to a whole new level. Imagine being able to have a guest lecturer come into your classroom without actually being there. Or how about setting up a room like a Holodeck from Star Trek where 3d objects can be created around you? Of course you can’t actually touch these things but still it’s quite amazing.
This technology is just another cloud in the Stormfront on the horizon. Awesome!