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Mitsubishi Aurora Vision LED Screen And H.G. Wells

Mitsubishi's Aurora Vision LED technology screen is the largest high-definition video screen in the world, breaking the previous Guiness book record by about forty percent. Recently completed at a Tokyo horse track, it measures 11.2 meters x 66.4 meters (37x218 feet).


(Mitsubishi Aurora Vision LED technology screen at Tokyo horse race)

The screen has a total surface area of 744 square meters (8,000 square feet), which is more than that of three tennis courts. It uses Mitsubishi individual chromaticity revision technology to correctly reproduce natural color. The screen has four different resolutions to present images in a manner that provides best viewing based on the viewer's distance from the screen. It was constructed at a cost of a mere 3,200,000,000 yen (about $27 million USD).

Enormous screens of this kind were imagined at least seventy years ago. In his 1935 film Things to Come, H.G. Wells presents a future in which human beings overcome wars to reach the year 2036. Note that this is not simply a movie screen; in the picture below, the display presents a live performance by a person in a studio nearby.


(Giant screen in H.G. Wells' Things to Come)

In this remarkable film, Wells also predicts jet planes, VTOL aircraft and big screen home televisions (look at more ideas and inventions from Wells' Things to Come).

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