A very good pre-9/11 preconditioning article on
When Seeing and Hearing Isn’t Believing
Most Americans were introduced to the
tricks of the digital age in the movie Forrest Gump, when the character played by Tom Hanks appeared to shake hands with President Kennedy.
For Hollywood, it is special effects. For covert operators in the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, it is a weapon of the future.
As for the hologram, well, it needed a really big mirror and lots of power for projection. Where would the mirror have gone for Fetzer’s hologram hangover?
But doing so over the skies of Iraq? To project such a hologram over Baghdad on the order of several hundred feet, they calculated, would take a mirror more than a mile square in space, as well as huge projectors and power sources.