It appears the famous holographic chess game in the original Star Wars movie maybe moving a step closer to reality as a San Jose-based startup has claimed they can make holographic television which will let you touch the images.
The tech will be unveiled next week with the team aiming for “full parallax holographic displays” with zero latency and high resolutions, but most importantly they will not require you to wear any silly headsets. A prototype is in production and the company, Light Field Labs, aim to ship some units next year, with full production ramping up in 2019.
Light Field say that live action content is the “most complicated” which is why they are hoping the video games market will be among the first players to embrace the new tech.
As for the holograms being touchable, that is still a few years off but the tech will use volumetric haptics, essentially using sound waves to create the feeling of an object. Check out the video below for how that works.