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31st Jan '18 5:00:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' features this with the various holographic imagers in the series, sometimes mixed with HugeHolographicHead. Most of them are just read-only projectors with the image suspended inches from the source; but ''UruAgesBeyondMyst'' plays it straighter, especially with your KI, a disc the size of your hand that can project a full interactive screen in midair.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' features this with the various holographic imagers in the series, sometimes mixed with HugeHolographicHead. Most of them are just read-only projectors with the image suspended inches from the source; but ''UruAgesBeyondMyst'' ''VideoGame/UruAgesBeyondMyst'' plays it straighter, especially with your KI, a disc the size of your hand that can project a full interactive screen in midair.
1st Jan '18 8:31:59 AM NamelessFragger
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* ''VideoGame/EliteDangerous'' prominently features holographic terminals strewn around the ship's cockpit, the most important of which only appear when looking off to the left, right or bottom, and which are also context-sensitive enough to alter one's controls to manipulate the menus instead of firing weapons with the same buttons when active. While the pilot isn't visibly shown touching them to interact with their contents, the aforementioned point means they don't need to, fitting in with the [[BillionsOfButtons HOTAS philosophy]] of flight controls where one's hands never leave the stick and throttle.



** While this is undeniably cool technology, you wouldn't want to type on it for long periods of time, since it provides no tactile feedback or "recoil" for your fingers the way a real keyboard does. You're just tapping on a table, and you have to keep your eyes on it to keep your fingers in the right position. Can't beat it for portability, though.

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** While this is undeniably cool technology, [[AwesomeButImpractical you wouldn't want to type on it for long periods of time, since it provides no tactile feedback or "recoil" for your fingers the way a real keyboard does. does.]] You're just tapping on a table, and you have to keep your eyes on it to keep your fingers in the right position. Can't beat it for portability, though.



* The Zvr virtual reality display: http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/563180/hp-zvr-virtual-reality-display-shows-holographic-projections/ It requires special glasses to see the images and a stylus in order to manipulate them, though.

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* The Zvr virtual reality VirtualReality display: http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/563180/hp-zvr-virtual-reality-display-shows-holographic-projections/ It requires special glasses to see the images and a stylus in order to manipulate them, though.
11th Dec '17 8:20:58 PM Malady
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* In ''TheKennyChronicles'' [[FunnyAnimal Tarneki]] teenagers wear collars with holographic displays (the adults tend to use older handheld computers). Their use of these instead of [[UnusualUserInterface neural links]] is one reason why [[http://www.kennychronicles.com/2009/04/23/their-collars/ humans consider Tarnation equivalent to a third-world country]].

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* In ''TheKennyChronicles'' ''Webcomic/TheKennyChronicles'' [[FunnyAnimal Tarneki]] teenagers wear collars with holographic displays (the adults tend to use older handheld computers). Their use of these instead of [[UnusualUserInterface neural links]] is one reason why [[http://www.kennychronicles.com/2009/04/23/their-collars/ humans consider Tarnation equivalent to a third-world country]].
7th Dec '17 4:53:11 PM nombretomado
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** Apparently this [[ViewerFriendlyInterface holographic exuberance]] is a hallmark of the [=EarthGov=] era. ''{{Dead Space 3}}'' fluff indicates that prior to the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression Secession War]], Sovereign Colonies technologies used more practical, down-to-Earth transparent touchscreens... [[CompletelyMissingThePoint which one flipped through like the pages of a book]].

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** Apparently this [[ViewerFriendlyInterface holographic exuberance]] is a hallmark of the [=EarthGov=] era. ''{{Dead ''VideoGame/{{Dead Space 3}}'' fluff indicates that prior to the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression Secession War]], Sovereign Colonies technologies used more practical, down-to-Earth transparent touchscreens... [[CompletelyMissingThePoint which one flipped through like the pages of a book]].
12th Oct '17 10:42:13 PM Abodos
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** The map stations in ''Metroid Prime 2'', on the other hand, are a straight example, touch control and everything.

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** The map stations in ''Metroid Prime 2'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', on the other hand, are a straight example, touch control and everything.
9th Oct '17 12:17:58 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' novels, from "Ringworld Throne" onward, all computer terminals are one of these.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' novels, from "Ringworld Throne" ''Literature/TheRingworldThrone'' onward, all computer terminals are one of these.
29th Jun '17 2:17:53 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' features this with the various holographic imagers in the series, sometimes mixed with HugeHolographicHead. Most of them are just read-only projectors with the image suspended inches from the source; but ''UruAgesBeyondMyst'' plays it straighter, especially with your KI, a disc the size of your hand that can project a full interactive screen in midair.
25th Jun '17 7:52:16 PM ahopefulcynic
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* In ''Webcomics/{{Skyvein}}'', the most notable features of Cope's office are the many holoscreens.
12th Apr '17 12:10:16 AM Chabal2
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* Used near-ubiquitously by the Imperium in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' for managing both naval and on-surface operations. They seem to require some sort of "wands" to manipulate objects within them, although there seem to be either touchscreens or keyboards to back them up. Given how [[LostTechnology run-down]] all things Imperial are, they're not exactly of the best quality and require PercussiveMaintenance from time to time.

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* Used near-ubiquitously by the Imperium in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' for managing both naval and on-surface operations. They seem to require some sort of "wands" to manipulate objects within them, although there seem to be either touchscreens or keyboards to back them up. Given how [[LostTechnology run-down]] all things Imperial are, they're not exactly of the best quality and require PercussiveMaintenance from time to time. The Tu's by contrast, don't require anything of the sort, and cause considerable discomfort for AdMech officials (who view technology as a religion) who don't see how it can work without exposed wiring and angular surfaces everywhere.
11th Apr '17 5:17:37 PM Discar
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* [=FitzSimmons=]'s holotable on the Bus in early seasons of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (including one funny scene where Coulson and Ward are looking at something on it, and have no idea how to do all the cool "moving holograms around" stuff Jemma and Leo do, or even how to close a window once they've finished with it).

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
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[=FitzSimmons=]'s holotable on the Bus in early seasons of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' (including seasons. There is one funny scene where [[HopelessWithTech Coulson and Ward Ward]] are looking at something on it, and have no idea how to do all the cool "moving holograms around" stuff Jemma and Leo do, or even how to close a window once they've finished with it).it.
** When [[ComicBook/{{Thor}} Lady Sif]] comes to Earth, Coulson expects her to have trouble with it, but she quickly proves more adept at the interface than Coulson himself. As she's one of the most adventurous Asgardians, she's spent a lot of time in tech civilizations. She even calls it more primitive than what she's used to.
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