Microsoft Building the Holodeck

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Tue, Jan 17th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

T.C. Sottek of The Verge has this wonderful video of Microsoft's Redmond Labs. One of the things they've been working on something that's quite similar to Star Trek's Holodeck -- or more like Tom Cruise's scene in The Minority Report as he goes through his personal home videos.

Stevie Bathiche, director of research at Microsoft's applied sciences lab, says to "imagine a day where in your home, one wall is dedicated to being your magic wall. A wall where it can teleport you to another world without really going anywhere." Bathiche shows off a number of systems that aim to accomplish this vision, including a system that projects LED light to detect a human being's movements in space, and a glasses-free stereoscopic display that can be "steered" by the viewer as they move.

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