Re: Holograms -vs- Augmented Reality

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 19 Nov 1996 13:48:29 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 18 Nov 1996, Chris Hind wrote:

> >> Of course which is why we need a swift physical transportation method as
> >> well. We still need to transport goods from place to place don't we?
> >
> >Yes. We'll need an automagical matrix bus transport infrastructure.
> Huh? Whats that?

Imagine a Hive City, one huge multitiered building containing millions of
inhabitants. Imagine traffic channels, 3d-crisscrossing the city. Imagine
lightweight composite containers, driven by the local power grid, docked
right to your living unit. Minibar and augmented reality beamer included.

Step into one, tell your desired destination, and be whisked away while
still being haloed by your familiar environment. Interim carrier system
change is transparent, all accessible to your senses is subliminal noise
and some change in acceleration.

The same universal traffic infrastructure to accomodate humans, machines,
and dry goods. Welcome to Couch Potato's Xanadu.