One:Adelson Holography Console

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Named for its late-Imminence Period inventor and distributor, Chaim Adelson (aka, subsequent to his conversion to Bandology, Dido Queensrÿche John Lennon), the Adelson Holography Console was the first haptic-capable holographic display and interaction unit available on the pre-Crash consumer market.

The Adelson Holography Console ("AHC" or "the Adelson") was far smaller than existing industrial holographers, with a display/interaction space just over 1 cubic foot in volume, but its low cost and a large application library made it a ubiquitous presence in homes world-wide.

Like industrial holographers, the AHC combined holographic image generation and user hand/body/tool tracking to render interactive, "moldable" 3D imagery within its display area. A haptic feedback function, accomplished via magneto-photonic moire fields, allowed the user to experience apparent solidity and even texture when interacting with the AHC's imagery. Applications were too numerous to list exhaustively here; common uses included games, holoconferencing, object sculpting/modeling, musical performance and collaboration, and pre-recorded or live long-distance sexual interactions.

While the console shipped with a haptic failsafe routine to prevent user injury by limiting the amount of feedback force an Adelson could apply, the failsafe was commonly disabled to enable more intense feedback sensations. AHC-related injuries were not uncommon; deaths, including suicides, not unheard of.

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