This technology pertains to televisions that display 3-dimensional images of objects and scenes with an immersive environment experience, that allows light to be displayed in a large space such as a living room or a movie theatre. These televisions won’t have screens like today’s flat-panel televisions. They’ll have what is referred to as a “viewing area” or “projection area”. It could be displayed above a desk or table, or it could be the entire room. With multiple projectors, it could even interact with humans that are in the viewing area, because the light is projected to specific x, y, z coordinates in a frame of space. The throughput of these projectors will be measured in the gigapixels. The barrier to entry for the technology, currently, isn’t the capabilities it offers, but the high cost. These technologies already exist in select places. This technology should be available for the cost of today’s televisions within 10 years.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Entertainment (ENT)