Microsoft’s Holoportation tech looks like something from Star Wars
Microsoft has unveiled new technology that appears to have been borrowed from Star Wars. The company is calling it Holoportation, and it works by capturing a highly detailed 3D model of someone, and then beaming it to another user wearing a mixed-reality headset.
The result? If you’re wearing a HoloLens, there appears to be a living, breathing person in front you. Although the quality looks a bit ropey when viewed directly through the HoloLens – and the tech comes with all the limitations of Microsoft’s headset – Holoportation still looks like something out of a sci-fi film.
In fact, the holograms generated by Microsoft’s new technology are in colour, which is a step above the old-school, washed-out tones that the Rebels and Imperials have to deal with.
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