The 2000s are the era for sci-fi tech to break free from the big screen and wind itself into our reality. Sure, we don’t have access to everything they can create on a green screen (teleportation is still disappointingly absent), but in so many ways we interact daily with technology that, only a few decades ago, would’ve been impossible. The newest example of this: pixel technology called Parallel Reality.
Parallel Reality makes it possible for pixels to put out different colors of light in many different directions at the same time, so that a hundred people can look at one screen and each see something different. Delta plans to use this technology to give people access to personalized travel content using airport travel screens. To see what else the technology could be used for, and what it could inspire, we’ll all just have to stay tuned.