Occasionally I run across some amazing technology that, while it may not be used a theme park yet, it very well could some day.
Take, for example, these amazing flying orbs that can be controlled via computer and can be synchronized to fly above the heads of audiences in a controlled environment. Originally, Airstage started creating these lighter-than-air machines for conventions in the shapes of cars.
The next thing you know, the Goddard Group is using them in the Let’s Dream Parade in Lotte World in South Korea. If you’ve never heard of this parade, click this link and you’ll see some amazing concept art from our friends at the Goddard Group.
Aerial Burton, a Japanese company, has found a way to display lasers in mid air! You’ve probably seen other projection systems that use mist or fog as the surface, but this company has found a way to use only air to project true three dimensional displays.
Their laser ionizes molecules in the air to display a message. While the messages are not complex, this is a step in that direction. Aerial Burton is working on creating a higher resolution currently, but for now is marketing the technology to be deployed for use in emergency situations. Check out the video below!
Then there is Kinetic Lights who makes a lighting system called Orbis Fly.
Through a series of winches, light bulbs are moved up and down in a grid system controlled by a central computer.
Each light can change color based on timing and can be programmed to music. The results are incredible. Check out the video below!
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