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A Hologram, by definition, is a three-dimensional image formed by the interference of light beams from a laser or other coherent light source.

Largely considered to be a fad in the past, today I will blog about how this technology is becoming anything but.

Holograms are on the cusp of breaking into a lot of realms of civilization. Their technological capability should not be undervalued.

Medical Field

For training purposes in the medical field, simulation is everything. The thought process is, obviously, to better train the individual through simulations before conducting a procedure on an actual human being.

Enter holograms and “Mixed Reality” training sites.

Cambridge University Hospitals has recently opened a state-of-the-art mixed reality training center to enhance their student’s training.

At its core, what this means is that students practice on life-like holographic scenarios, with the first developed by the team on common respiratory conditions and emergencies.

The project is named HoloScenarios.

"Mixed reality is increasingly recognized as a useful method of simulator training,” the Cambridge team explains. “As institutions scale procurement, the demand for platforms that offer utility and ease of mixed reality learning management is rapidly expanding."

As of now, we are still a bit away from operating virtually from AR/VR on an actual patient.

The first step, though, is to get down pat the training of medical professionals in a virtual setting. Holograms can be a great aide in this regard. There are many elements that go into mixed reality training, however. How a room is set up, what tools are utilized, the visibility of not only the projected patients but also other professionals in the room.

The technology is young but almost certainly will become increasingly more prevalent in the years to come within the medical field.

The Workplace

Recently, Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down on the Joe Rogan Podcast.

The Metaverse is something that is being pushed big-time these days. It is a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal, and immersive virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual reality and augmented reality headsets.

On the podcast, Mark Zuckerberg made note of how the metaverse could play into remote work in the near future.

Since Covid, remote work has become an option that many employers offer (and even encourage) to their employees.

One argument against remote work is the human interpersonal interaction that is lost.

But imagine being able to work remotely while still feeling a connection between employees making it feel like you are physically in the office? This could be made possible through the implementation of your hologram being active in the metaverse while you work from home.