Why We Don't Have Real Holograms Yet (Part 2 of 3)





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Published on Oct 25, 2018

There are holograms on currency, credit cards, CD cases and more-- but they’re not the same as ones we see in movies. Where are the life-sized holograms?

Part 1 of 3 - https://youtu.be/oh4VtPBofAg
Part 3 of 3 - Coming Soon!

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