What would it take to build a holodeck? An AMD expert with over 20 years of 3D expertise makes his predictions.
Star Trek: The Next Generation and Caprica have, for years now, shown us devices that transport the characters who use them to virtual locales, while we the viewers sit and pine over the experience on our couches. Until now! All the components you need to build your own step-in virtual world are here! First, let's settle on a model. Star Trek's holodeck, a room which can fool all five senses of those who enter as to immerse them in a world of their own choosing — whether it's a scene from Robin Hood or from the pages of Sherlock Holmes — is larger and more famous. We'll build that one. Sound impossible? Well, maybe not anymore.
InnoVision Labs' HoloAd Diamond is a refractive holographic exhibition display with a neat extra feature: it can play video files, making it double as one spiffy 3D holographic TV.