This paper is devoted to a brief analysis on the development of 3D holography for the last 40 years. We also consider how 3D holography has impacted on the modern laser designs. Definitely, in the frame of such a short paper, there is no possibility to discuss many important issues related to this subject. Therefore, the author mainly concentrated on only one type of application. This is nonlinear optical wave interactions, involving 3D holographic grating. Sometimes such interactions are referred to as dynamic holography.