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Engineer hologram

A holographic image of an Engineer.

A hologram is an artificial projection of an image in free air. Essentially, the technology is derived from traditional image projectors that would project a two-dimensional image onto a solid surface; however, holograms do not require a solid medium upon which to display an image, and are capable of displaying images that float in thin air. These images may be two-dimensional or, perhaps more commonly, three-dimensional. In the case of the latter, complex three-dimensional forms can be recreated that appear to be entirely realistic, even though they are in fact constructed entirely of light and have no mass or physical presence.

Use[]

Holograms are used for a wide variety of purposes, although they are typically associated with highly advanced species, such as the Engineers and the Yautja. Common uses include the display of complex, three-dimensional maps (including astral projections), as well as a means to "replay" recorded events — for example, Yautja temples were commonly fitted with holographic projection systems capable of recreating important ceremonies for others to view at a later date.[1] Engineers also possessed technology capable of holographically recording events, as seen inside the Temple on LV-223. By the far future, humans have been able to create 3D holograms, utilizing them in several locations including clubs and bars as exotic dancers.

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References[]

  1. Aliens vs. Predator, Microsoft Windows version, Rebellion, 2010.
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