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How to describe a hologram to someone who has never seen one

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by gia, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. gia

    gia Scribe

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    My story takes place in the future but after the apocalypse...hence no technology. So if someone who had never seen movies, etc were to see a hologram for the first time...how the heck would you explain it in words???
     
  2. An image of a person or thing projected by something? *shrug*
     
  3. Mytherea

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    I suppose if the viewer stuck their hand in the hologram and found it intangible, they might think it's a ghost/spirit?
     
  4. gia

    gia Scribe

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    Good idea

    Describing some mechanism might really help "ground" the whole thing...thanks!
     
  5. gia

    gia Scribe

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    That could be fun...the hologram doesn't work until you go inside it...kind of like a 3D reality game or something. Thanks!
     
  6. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    Aren't holograms 3D images in a 2D plane? So you think you see a real vase but it's a sheet of glass...
     
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