HoloDeck is Almost Real! Real Virtuality Pushes the VR Tech Further

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  1. dgstorm

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    Holy Star Trek-Tech Batman! A creative developer team (called Artanim) created something they call Real Virtuality and it really takes VR tech to a whole new level. The folks behind the tech mixed an Oculus Rift with a host of external sensors & cameras, and even included some interactive objects to create a multi-person experience that is a big step closer to the HoloDeck as seen in the Star Trek Next Generation TV series.

    While their developments obviously are not a true HoloDeck experience because they still require the user to wear body gear, it's still a remarkable achievement. Furthermore, it looks like this tech will actually be showing up in some theme parks within the next couple of years, so it is something we all might get to experience first hand.

    Eventually, as the tech progresses, we might be able to have something like this in our homes too! Enjoy this Off Topic video in the thread below.
     
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    Here's that video:

     
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    Very cool.
     
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    I wonder if this VR is going to pretty much kill the home entertainment/AV system. All you need is a vibrating chair to "feel" bass, explosions, etc..
     
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    I don't see it killing the home entertainment AV experience. It'll be a niche product at best. Most people aren't going to want to wear something on their head everytime they want to watch a movie. (Let alone purchasing one for each family member) It's one of the reasons 3D hasn't taken off at home. People hate wearing the glasses, and it simply doesn't work all that well on a 60" screen. At least when compared to a 3 story screen at your local theatre.

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    It's a good point about 3D, although like you said it may have more to do with the quality of the experience.

    I wear glasses, so a headset that eventually gets comparable comfort and weight would be a winner. Although you wouldn't be able to multi-task, so maybe not a replacement but an occasional substitute.

    Otherwise I like the idea of putting on a headset and having a theater experience at home, on my schedule.
     
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