Like a futuristic phone booth, PORTL lets you communicate via full-body hologram

“The company’s flagship product is something called the Epic, a human-sized “holoportation” device that’s around 7 feet tall, 5 feet wide, and a couple of feet deep. Unlike the Tupac Hologram, which relied on a 19th-century illusion called Pepper’s ghost, the Epic relies on a different trick: Stretched transparent LCD screens with 4K resolution that are embedded into a lightbox to give the impression of 3D depth. In this sense, neither are honest-to-goodness holograms, which involves the creation of a 3D light field to make an image with depth and parallax.”

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