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Not really holographic books

Nothing to do with Star Trek
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You Know those holographic posters? The one's that are completely incomprehensible until your eyes focus at the proper distance, and then an image seems to pop out of the page. The posters that have the person standing beside you saying, "I don't see it, I don't see it".

I would like to see these types of holographic images placed in the pages of novels, incorporated directly into the text.

It would probably render the individual holo-pages a little hard to read, but the cheesy gimmick factor, should more than offset the strain of having to puzzle through two or three pages of a good book.

Reverse Steganography http://www.halfbake...rse_20Steganography
Anything like this? [Bert6322, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Are you talking about random dot stereograms?
egnor, Jan 12 2003

       Yes, I just didn't know what they were called.   

snarfyguy, Jan 12 2003

       Those things never worked for me (mono vision), so fishbone.
DrCurry, Jan 12 2003

       The story just seems to jump out at you...
RayfordSteele, Jan 12 2003

       i think the problem would be that a large precentage of people (if not most) never can see the images. we're deprived.
PandaBear, Jan 13 2003

       could you focus a camera to take a snap of the image? just a thought - back to sleep.
po, Jan 13 2003

       yes, quite! is it possible? I would love to see one of those images without worrying about unsquinting my eyes :)   

       could thumb do an image of po's squinty eyes?
po, Jan 13 2003

       I love those links [jutta] - they make my eyes hurt!
madradish, Jan 14 2003

       I have NEVER been able to see those images and I'm convinced they don't exist! It's like the emperor's new clothes, no one can see them and they just don't want to admit it! Or it's a conspiracy and behind my back everyone is laughing as I stare and squint and altogether waste my time.
mack2, Jan 09 2004

       //Those things never worked for me//   

       There may be software that could interpret the image, and generate a 3D virtual-reality object from it. The stereogram could be rotated on screen, just like any 3D computerized image. Then most people could see the effect.
Amos Kito, Jan 09 2004


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