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The Future Will See You Now

The Future Will See You Now

This Kickstarter Wants Your Money to Create a Life-Sized Hologram, Because Princess Leia

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L.A.-based Provision 3D Media would like to create a life-sized hologram that could float around your living room without any sort of technological smoke and mirrors. And so of course, the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign (via Mashable) in order to raise the $950,000 needed to develop a working prototype, basically. (They’re currently at $11,418 with 18 days to go.)

The company promises they can actually pull this big promise off: “We’ve successfully developed, produced, and are continuing to ship Holographic displays ranging from 3 inches all the way up to 52 inches in size,” and now they just want the scratch to scale it up.

The pitch on the product page, however, is very specific: Read More

The Future Will See You Now

Microsoft Might Have Finally Figured Out a Way to Reward Your TV Watching Habits

Finally!

Your dream might finally come true: Microsoft is possibly developing an achievement program through its Kinect device to reward viewers who sit through hours of watching television. The Verge has dug up a patent application filed in 2011 by the company looking to, dare we say, disrupt your couch potato time.

Microsoft suggests that the traditional television viewing model should be upended to create more engagement by adding rewards and prizes. By increasing engagement, its plan could be fruitful for advertisers looking to grab eyeballs in the increasingly difficult arena. Read More