When it comes to tourism in New York City, it can often be a challenge to travel to all of the attractions on your itinerary in a mere weekend given factors like time, distance, and cost. We have a good feeling that in the future this will be less of a problem.
Martin Dobes, a friend of the Looking Glass Factory family and a frequent contributor to our MadeWith site, has crafted a holographic experience for the Looking Glass that gives us a way to explore without the physical and financial toll typically associated with a tourist experience in the Big Apple.
New York City Tour offers Looking Glass users the chance to take a virtual tour of New York City from the comfort of their desks. Taking on the feel of a flyover tour, users are able to explore the city in a completely new way. Not only are you able to travel from the World Trade Center to the Empire State Building in mere seconds, the immersive nature of the Looking Glass as a holographic display makes its viewer feel as if the entire borough of Manhattan is with them on their desk.
This gives nomadic souls a unique way to experience Manhattan, as you can glide from one attraction to another from a bird-like perspective. And because the Looking Glass delivers holograms without the need for AR/VR headgear, you and your friends can gather around and experience a holographic New York City together at the same time.
We're excited about a future wherein people are able to holographically preview entire cities before choosing to visit them in real life. If holograms can make it there, they can make it anywhere.
If you're ready to make a brand new start of it in holographic New York, New York, head over to our MadeWith site now.
**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.