One of the things I saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show that really reached out and grabbed me was the Hypervsn 3D hologram tech by British company Kino-mo.
Remember the "shark still looks fake" scene from Back to the Future II? This looks something like that, albeit on a smaller scale. And though holograms have been done in real life before, Hypervsn's are created not by expensive lasers or 50,000 lumen projectors, but by the company's patented fast-spinning LED propeller devices.
Kino-mo first debuted at CES 2017 as an easy and affordable way to bring holograms to retail and event companies. Though one 15" Hypervsn device costs around $3,000, it only sucks about 65 watts of energy, and it will run non-stop for three years, the company says.
New for 2018, Kino-mo is showcasing the Hypervsn Wall, which is 24 of those LED propellers connected together to create a nine-foot-wide hologram. The mini billboard-size Hypervsn will go on sale this year, and the company says it expects that it and more of its other configured sizes of Hypervsn will be heading to more storefronts and such in the U.S. in 2018. So keep an eye out!