In this second installment of Posthuman we spoke to Caltech’s Ali Hajimiri about Terahertz (or THz) imaging systems, which can cater in the superhuman ability to see through walls and capture the most minute movements.
THz imaging’s applications can revolutionize many facets of our day-to-day life, from airport security to biomedical engineering. It can even drastically improve entertainment systems like XBox Kinect by allowing gaming consoles to spot the slightest movements down to pinpoint accuracy.
Ali Hajimiri is a pioneer in the field of photonics and silicon-based systems. His team at Caltech’s Highspeed Integrated Circuits (CHIC) is paving the way in Optical Phased Array technonologies and self-healing computer circuits. He was nominated for the 2014 Blavatnik Awards for his advancements in the field.