posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 10:13 AM
I wish they'd stop using catchy titles. It's nothing like a holo deck. It's 4 virtual wall sized screens. You don't get to grab anything, push
anything, move anything, interact on a physical level. While it obviously sounds like it will react to your gestures in real time, it's a long call
to say it's similar to walking into a 'holo deck'.
You'd get the same experience using virtual reality goggles, which have been out for years now. Difference is, you could get a realistic 3D
perspective with goggles. Walls, like your TV screen, will still only be 2D, and you will not have any depth of view.
And they won't be able to use current lenticular 3D technology (which doesn't require glasses or goggles) as for that effect to work, you are
required to be in a 'Sweet spot' to view the illusion.. making the ability to walk around a virtual room very limited.
I think M$ are simply putting their foot in a door that may eventually open. I mean, patenting an idea, before it's been given room to evolve.. how