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gCubik 3D Handheld Display
gCubik is a ten-centimeter cube that can show three-dimensional images. The prototype design does not require special glasses to view the image.
(gCubik 3D display prototype)
"The ultimate image we have in mind is having a small person in your palm," said Shunsuke Yoshida, one of the researchers involved in the study at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology.
The panels have many tiny lenses on liquid crystal displays. Unlike conventional 3D displays, which are viewed only from the front, the gCubik can be seen from three sides, giving different images from various angles. And unlike conventional 3D users will not need glasses to see the benefit.
This looks to me like a hand-held version of Heinlein's stereo tank from his 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land.
I also thought of a more fancy version of this kind of device; the hand-held projector/data repository for the plans of the Death Star in the second Star Wars movie.
(Death Star hologram)
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