December 17, 2011 1 Comment
Every science fiction fan has seen it already in Star Trek: The holodeck. This can really simulate any situation that can be programmed into a real life hologram projection in a room. For those who have never seen it before, here is a short video:
Two major aspects have to be taken into account: how do you interact with such an environment, and how can it be displayed? 3D camera’s can already give an answer to the first question and that is exactly what Microsoft has tried to accomplish in a proof of concept
Maybe 3D interaction will not play a key role in your living room, but it will surely be the most important component of physical and virtual interaction.The gap between virtual and physical world is becoming increasingly smaller: we move into the virtual world, and the virtual world moves into the physical world. The former is already available as 3D games for the kinect, and also the latter is under research.