Start typing in "What happens..." in Google, today's second recommended result that shows up is, "What happens when you die." Naturally, this is a common question that permeates through most of humanity and is one that throws most of us mortals here for a loop.
As a medium, we've been arguing that holograms transcend digital space because they appear more lifelike than most other 3D interfaces that are currently available – which begs the questions – how will this affect the ways in which we are remembered when we die?
Lucky for us, some folks are already beginning to help lead us through the hard times. Your Legacy is a company in the Netherlands that asks the tough questions with regards to mortality – what is left of that person after he or she is no longer there? It is the stories that they told, the memories that you have built together. Your Legacy makes it possible to tell the story that you want to leave in your own way, just as you are.
Thanks to Your Legacy, some of these memories can now live in full holographic glory inside a Looking Glass.
The ability to preserve our stories allows us to be in control of our narratives, long after we're gone. In some ways, it allows us to live forever. (Without the gross logistics of being cryogenically frozen.)
Holograms are really the closest experience we have to reality. Remembering our loved ones through 2D photos and video alone will soon be a thing of the past.
**this is part of our "100 Days of Holograms" series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.