What is the difference between 7D, 6D, 5D, 4D and 3D Holography / Holograms?

The simple answer – MARKETING!

It has no realistic meaning. It is simply meant to get the attention of the soon-to-be-perplexed. All marketing, little to no substance.

Each dimension is a way of seeing or sensing something.

1D  (one dimensional) is mostly a theoretical idea or the domain of the very small world of quantum mechanics.  Everything we can see has 2 dimensions. Even a very very thin long line has at least some width.

2D a flat representation of a scene or object.  its size can be described as height and width. Like a square, picture  or image on a standard TV.

3D a recreation of an object or scene in three dimensions.  So height, width and depth like a cube or sphere. We have two eyes so we have great depth perception and experience the world in 3D

4D is basically 3D plus movement over time. So Time is the fourth dimension

5D and above are not viewable or detectable by us in our Universe. These extra dimensions are the playground of fiction authors and theoretical physicists.

String theory predicts our block of 4 dimensions are only a small group of a much larger group of dimensions.  This does not mean that there are perfectly formed replicas of the universe we can detect with alternate versions of us and different histories played out.  If there are multiple dimensions outside of our own and we could never interact with them in any way then they might as well be not there as far as we are concerned on a daily basis.  Of course we are a curious lot and we can’t stand being told no, so lots of theoretical scientists, authors and BS artisans are actively exploring the possibilities of the extra D’s. Each dimension is a way of seeing or sensing something.

4D , 5D, 6D are mostly marketing terms for tech that cannot sell on its own merits.

So the next time you go looking around for 7D holograms, please read this first.

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With Places (and your help), Waze mapping gets smarter on Android and iOS

With Places (and your help), Waze mapping gets smarter on Android and iOS

Gigaom

Taking the same crowd-sourcing approach it applied to traffic, the Waze mobile app is going to improve the quality of information about local businesses and residences. It will need help from its users, though, and that’s where the new Places feature comes into play.

The latest version of Waze, which is owned by [company]Google[/company], lets people update or add information about the places they visit. The company did much the same when it debuted, sharing user-submitted data about traffic on the roads. With Places, it’s the same recipe, only applied to locations. The idea is that if everyone adds details about the places they visit, the whole community benefits. Of course, that user-submitted data will also make a fine addition to Google Maps as Google bought Waze last year for a reported $1 billion.

The Places feature supports user-submitted photos of places and editing or addition of details including…

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Digital publisher Ellora’s Cave sues Dear Author blog for reporting on its financial troubles

Digital publisher Ellora’s Cave sues Dear Author blog for reporting on its financial troubles

Gigaom

To those who follow the digital romance publishing world, it’s not exactly a secret that digital publisher Ellora’s Cave is struggling. But now the company is suing a leading romance blogger who wrote about the problems it was having.

Ellora’s Cave, launched in 2000, was a very early player in romance ebook sales and for a time was highly successful, selling romance and erotica titles that mainstream publishers had ignored to a passionate audience of female readers. Then things began falling apart, sales decreased and authors started going unpaid.

Dear Author, a romance blog that also covers a variety of digital publishing issues, reported thoroughly on Ellora’s Cave’s troubles earlier this month, citing tax violations by Tina Engler, the company’s founder, and reporting further on delayed or missing author payments. Dear Author also published an email that Ellora’s Cave sent to its authors in which it described a “quick…

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Successful Entrepreneurs Continually Invest in Personal Improvement

David Cummings on Startups

One pattern I’ve found with successful entrepreneurs is the internal motivation to continually invest in personal improvement. There’s this innate desire to keep getting better, both in life and in work.

Here are some of the more popular personal improvement things I see entrepreneurs doing:

  • Public speaking practice by joining Toastmasters International
  • Peer experience sharing and learning through EO and YPO
  • Exercise and sports (running, working out, hiking, biking, and golf are popular)
  • Reading books and blogs on a regular basis

The next time you talk to an entrepreneur, ask about personal improvement initiatives and see what they’re working on — it just might surprise you.

What else? What are your thoughts on the idea that successful entrepreneurs are continually investing in personal improvement?

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Why I think the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal is a terrible idea

Gigaom

In 2007, when Apple launched its iPhone, a few saw it for what it was — an assault on business as usual in the telecom industry. It helped shift the focus from voice to data. It turned the phone into an anywhere computing device. The arrival of Android only added fuel to the fire — telephony of the past was no more, instead it became a game of software and services.

Steve Jobs with iphoneIn case of Google, many of those services come from within. For Apple, those services eventually took the shape of third-party applications (or apps as we call them now.) Six years later, what we have is a world that’s remarkably different — the erstwhile leaders have fallen on hard-times. New giants have taken center stage in an industry that still finds itself in continuous flux.

On the winning side of the equation thus far — Apple(s aapl), Google(s goog)…

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Microsoft Enters Into $7.1B Deal To Buy Nokia’s Devices And Services Business And License Its Patents

Was bound to happen. This is going to piss off many Android fans at Nokia who were hoping against hope on getting Android on Nokia phones. Nokia’s market cap when Stephen Elop came from Microsoft to take it over was US$37 billion. Now Nokia sells itself – and Elop – back to Microsoft, for $7 billion. Was Elop there basically to bring down the price by $30 billion for Microsoft? :p