So it begins… MS apparently working on precursor to the Holodeck
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. Microsoft has been doing some interesting things with their Kinect hardware since it’s been out, but this is taking things to a different level. In the video, you’ll get treated to a new way of viewing 3D images (sans glasses!) and also a new way to interact with your 3D environment in a controller-free fashion. It seems like they have a lot of crazy gear set up in the video in order to make all of this happen, but it is definitely some very intriguing technology. I’m wondering how long it’ll be before we start seeing some different variations of Kinect come out with different hardware add-ons for this kind of thing. I’m sure the 3D wars will get so much crazier as time goes on and I will be there watching, slightly terrified and completely captivated.
Stuff like this makes me think that I will actually live long enough to see something like the Holodeck from Star Trek. All I need now is a computer that can make me tasty meal out of thin air.