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What to do with holograms? 8i gets $27 million to explore the possibilities

What to do with holograms? 8i gets $27 million to explore the possibilities

8i Corp. has robust software. After 42 cameras collect images of a person on a stage, the Culver City start-up’s program renders a realistic 3-D replica of the individual on a computer.

The question now is why would anyone want to pay for a hologram of themselves?

8i thought that people would like the idea of interacting with holograms while using special headsets such as the HTC Vive, which immerses people in digital environments. But only a sliver of the population has such devices. So 8i is prioritizing a different option in the meantime.

On Monday, the company announced plans to launch a camera app in the coming months that would enable people to record videos...

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