In a past not so long ago, Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope planted a seed that would bring about radical change to the tech landscape in the mind of Scott Taylor. Although only 15 years old at the time, Scott walked away from the film determined to recreate the technology that made R2D2’s holographic projection Leia plead with Obi-Wan possible. The effects of that moment, manifested in 2017 when he and tech exec, Joe Ward, founded the visual solutions technology provider, IKIN, Inc. in 2017. Having made enormous strides in the holographic technology, IKIN is a standout in its area of expertise.
The clarity and quality of its holographic smartphone technology is unlike anything else out there on the market today. Unlike most of the current projection systems on the market today, IKIN’s projections are viewable in daylight without headgear or goggles. The consumer applications are a “no-brainer” and could be applied to a wide variety of cases—one such example would be using the technology to create 3D maps for hotels, casinos, amusement parks, and distribution centers.
James Brehm, founder of the Internet of Things (IoT) research and consulting firm James Brehm & Associates, has predicted that IKIN is going to attract the interest of smartphone makers and wireless carriers. “Carriers need 5G applications,” he commented after viewing IKIN demo their technology. “And this gives them something really cool to build on,” he continued.
IKIN has already raised mored than $13 million and is currently seeking strategic partnership. The company’s holographic technology, Scott has noted, is “the first iteration of a brand new form of technology…a quantum leap [bringing] us to [a] futuristic idea…we have dreamed of for years.” Truth, it turns out, is more extraordinary than fiction. We will continue to watch IKIN with eager anticipation and high expectations.