Holodeck Becomes a Reality

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  • Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany have created a 'holodeck'
  • The Star-Trek inspired technology allows users to walk in a virtual room
  • Team used a homemade wireless Oculus Rift headset for the experience
  • Motion technology is attached to the headset and tracked by cameras
  • Subjects can then move in a virtual room designed by the team

It has taken a lot longer than I expected but I am pleased to see this concept coming to life. It is set to be revolutionary and in time, I expect many two dimensional screens will fall by the wayside.

What do you think TV will be like in the future? Movies?

What could it do for things like a lunch break at work? Could this improve the quality and quantity of production in that sort of setting?

It will be interesting to see how it develops.

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I was going to look up a virtual studio project, current whilst I was still at R&D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd but I get 404 errors on the navigation tabs >:

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The whole site has changed a couple of times since then. They also took some stuff down for security reasons, around the turn of the year, if I remember rightly.

It's been on the cards for years but I would just like to see progression away from 2D towards 3D.

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