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This Futuristic New Pet App Wants Your Cutest Pets To Turn Into Holograms

This Futuristic New Pet App Wants Your Cutest Pets To Turn Into Holograms

Beyond two-day weekends and the fact sugar is bad for us, one of life's greatest shames is that we can't spend every minute of every day with our pets.

Honestly, we'd swap them with most humans, but alas, we have to leave them for eight hours a day when we're working and put them in kennels when we go abroad.

Well one company are in the process of creating a way for your pets to be with you whenever you want (kind of) - and its all down to the wonders of augmented reality (AR).

Credit: Aug-it!
Credit: Aug-it!
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Aug-it!:tm: are working on an app which will see our furry friends displayed in hologram form, which is ideal for people leaving their pets for a long trip. You could even hold on to the hologram after your pet has passed for a sweet (if not slightly creepy) tribute.

And guess what? They're looking for your pets to test it.

Simply round up some of the cutest pics of your pets and submit them for consideration on social media with the hashtag #CanYouAugIt.

The lucky pet owners will be gifted the hologram, so they can always have their pet with them even if they're on the other side of the word.

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Credit: Pexels
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Explaining the inspiration behind Aug-it!, its CEO Ant Hagan told UNILAD: "When I broke up with my ex girlfriend about 10 years ago our dog went to live with her, she would send me pics occasionally which was okay but [I thought] wouldn't it be great if I had had a holographic pet version?"

The company first began using AR on fashion industry projects such as creating holograms of models for the catwalk, and the process is pretty much the same for pets, too.

Taking up to one week to create, the team shoot against a large green screen studio using 4K camera techniques.

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Credit: Unsplash/Holger Link
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Once footage has been taken of your pet it all its glory, it's then rendered down and taken to Aug-it!'s London studio where high-tech software transforms it into a lifelike hologram.

And it needn't be just cats and dogs: if you have a snake, rabbit or particularly well-behaved insect you'd like to see in hologram form, they can do that too.

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Although it's still in development, we know we will be needing this app once it's available.

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Topics: Dog, Pets, Cat, Life

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.