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NZ firm tucks into US $27m on the back of VR “hologram” promise

8i, a New Zealand based company has just landed a large B funding round, which reads like a who’s who in the Virtual reality world. Its’ aim is to bring holograms to the masses. This doesn’t actually mean what it says, but it’s still pretty cool. To most of us a hologram is something that stands in front of us, created in the thin-air, which behaves like a person, animal or thing and is viewable in 3D. It is a photographic recording of a light field, usually created using a laser and can be viewed from any angle like a real object. If holograms were easy to make, and could work in any lighting situation, they would become the main…

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