The Future Of The Video Game… The Holodeck… Not Yet… But Sooon…

Reg Barclay (Dwight Schultz) talking with, 'Professor Moriarity' on the Holodeck in, 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'!

Reg Barclay (Dwight Schultz) talking with, ‘Professor Moriarity’ on the Holodeck in, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’!

Ok, so for those of you who don’t know what the Holodeck is… Well it is an interactive room that was first introduced in the popular late 80s, early 90s TV series, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’!

Now the idea behind it is this, you could basically design interactive simulations of any nature that you might want… And they could seem as real as you wanted them to be… You could be surfing off the cost of Hawaii, or fighting an intergalactic war!

Sounds awesome, right?

Well unfortunately we are not there yet… But soon… Here is what I mean…

Target practice on board Voyager's holodeck, 'How cool would that be?

Target practice on board Voyager’s holodeck, ‘How cool would that be?

Ok, so first off let me say this… The biggest hurdle is this… Not all of the technology that is needed for this type of device is invented yet… But there is certainly some, that definitely can give us a good start!

First off, we do have holography… Star Trek level? No… But definitely Star Wars level… I mean I have seen a exhibit that a holographer did, about a dollar that looked so real, that when the exhibit said to try to reach for the dollar, I did… And wouldn’t you know it, my hand went right through it!

And well folks, I can see how having holographic communications devices aren’t exact very easy, (and probably fairly costly,) I can definitely see how they can be used, in that way, and how they could be used to make the first Holodeck Video Game System!

How awesome is this!

How awesome is this!

The only thing that hasn’t been completely figured out is how to create a forcefield that is flexible enough to make the objects in the holodeck feel solid and permeable… But soon… I hope!

 

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