"To bring Scripture to areas of the world where the Christian Holy Bible is banned." The Hologram Bible is shown hidden under a postage stamp in this experimental test.
The Hologram Bible ProjectPublishing Notes:
Updated 9 April 2014
-- INTRODUCTION --
As of May 2012, an entirely new way of experiencing the Holy Bible has taken place in a humble row home in a small Pennsylvania town. This Bible is unlike ANY other Bible before it, which is a rather bold statement, but true. You are not likely to read about it in popular magazines, nor see it on national news. Its world-wide propagation is truly in the hands of a much Higher Authority, and this single web page.
Q1. Is it really a Bible?
Yes. This Bible is a real Bible stored as a real laser HOLOGRAM. The Bible hologram contains all 1,245 individual pages, and 773,746 words of the King James Bible. It is the size of an average snowflake. It is not an electronic chip, nor does it contain any electronic information. It is not a computer file. Nor is it a big image that is made really small through reduction. Holographic information is stored onto a special laser sensitive photopolymer emulsion. As a laser hologram, it is one of the smallest, and most scientifically and technologically advanced REAL Bibles in the world today (2012).
Holography is a Nobel prize-winning field of physics. It allows objects to be recorded in true 3-dimensional fidelity called holograms. It is also used in various technical applications, such as data storage and non-destructive testing. The Hologram Bible project shows that vast amounts of information can be stored in a very small space when stored holographically.
It is amazing to note that every word of the Bible is contained within a single laser beam, all at the same time. To the eye, there is nothing on the hologram film at all.
Another interesting fact is that the image of the Bible is not located in the same "space" as the hologram. The Bible itself floats out in space, at a specific angle and distance away from the physical holographic film. The geometry, laser orientation and distance measurement data are known only to myself.
DID YOU KNOW? . . . The Hologram Bible is recorded onto a material known as photopolymer. Photopolymer is what I would call a transformational material: once it experiences light, changes take place within, and it is transformed into something new. Before it comes into the light, it is vulnerable to outside forces and thus is unstable. After it receives the light, it becomes stable, and is no longer vulnerable to outside forces. Therefore, it is transformed into what it was initially created to be, and ultimately reaches its full potential, through its presence within the light.
Although the hologram itself is physical (holographic photopolymer film), the Bible, scripture or images that it contains exists as only pure laser light. The information is stored so densely, that the Bible glows when held in the light at certain angles. This is known as diffraction.
In order to "see" The Hologram Bible, a laser, optics, and a vibration isolation system are needed. Remember: the actual Bible itself is not in the same space as the physical hologram. If you were here in the lab you would see what I mean with your own eyes, which would make it much easier to understand. Let's see if this helps (see next paragraph):
The holographic reconstruction of the Bible is not located in the same physical space as the hologram film. The Bible is actually several inches away from the physical piece of holographic film. The optical system, along with a laser beam, reconstructs the Bible out in space. It is this reconstructed laser holographic image -- not the physical hologram -- that must be projected / enlarged / etc. to view.
Miniature Bibles date back to the 19th century. The history of The Hologram Bible dates back to 1964 and the New York World's Fair. Many futuristic technologies were introduced to the public at this two-year event. The NCR pavillion provided visitors with a glimpse into the future of information storage and retreval, and how vast amounts of information can be stored in very small spaces. The subject that NCR decided to use for a public demonstration of their new technology was none other than what was then known as the world's smallest Bible. At the time (1964) it was the most scientifically / technologically advanced Bible in the world.
Yes. The NCR microform Bible was the Bible that went to the moon with the Apollo astronauts. About 500 of the NCR microform Bible's landed on the moon's surface. There are many modern-day copies of this Bible available today in 2012, but only a finite number of originals from the days of Apollo.
Laser Micro Holography / Steganography
-- Laser Micro Holography / Steganography--
This stealth technology can also encode microscopic
images within the hologram. Only a simple laser
pointer is needed to see the pictures. This image
is the size of a single human hair, self-magnified
and projected onto a wall.
The Hologram Bible is many, many times smaller than the NCR microform Bible of the 1964 New York World's Fair (the world's smallest Bible, previous to 1964, was from the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago). There are other technologically advanced Bibles today: some that are *smaller* contain only the Old *or* New Testaments, while others contain *both* the Old and New Testaments, but are *larger* in size. Techniques range from nano-etching, to vapor deposition, etc. I propose that in utilizing the Nobel prize-winning method of laser holography, the Hologram Bible is one of the smallest, and most scientifically and technologically advanced Bibles in the world today (2012) . . . and that it will remain so for many years to come. Therefore, I have given it the official title of "The Greatest Hologram on Earth".
The Hologram Bible was not created in a large corporate research laboratory or university. It is a project of my wife and me as a collaborative team, Frank and Debi DeFreitas, out of our modest row home in a small town in Pennsylvania. I (Frank) am a holographer with a background in printing technologies, and my wife is an RN (registered nurse) and works in geriatrics. I have had my laser holography lab here since 1983.
Yes I do, but now after 35 years on a very limited basis. I can bring a presentation of the Hologram Bible Project to your church group, school or organization. I bring a microscope, examples of the smallest Bibles in the world, and several beautiful Christian 3D holograms. I travel within a reasonable distance from Allentown, PA. This would include areas such as Philadelphia, Scranton, Harrisburg, Lancaster, northern Maryland, areas of New Jersey, etc. I can travel farther with overnight accommodations. I do not charge a fee for Hologram Bible presentations. I rely on the kindness of an honorarium or freewill offering of any amount. Please call me at: 484-387-5320 to discuss. Ask for Frank. I have spent 30 years providing award-winning educational services for The Franklin Institute, New York Hall of Science, the Smithsonian Institution, schools and universities. I would love to provide a program for you. From small to large groups.
Q11: Can I visit you?
Not any more. From 1983 until 2017 I welcomed visitors from all over the world. But now I am retired, and we are living in our retirement residence.
Frank (right) with WBYN FM morning host John Yoast (left)
Frank and Debi with WBYN FM afternoon host
Kathy Piepmeyer (right)
The latest Scriptural holograms with foreign languages.
-- Frank DeFreitas