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An honest to God HOLODECK!!!

invisiview

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Report this Sep. 02 2005, 10:20 pm

There are no electronics on or attached to the visor.  The visor simply has an optical filter like a pair of polarized sunglasses.  The room is where the technolgy lies.

invisiview

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Report this Sep. 02 2005, 10:34 pm

There are no electronics in or attached to the visor.  The visor only has an optical filter like polarized sunglasses.  The effects are part of the room.  
Below is a link for a video that demos the technology.  The video quality is not great but it is actual footage of a demo for a haunted attraction.  The video shows a normal bathtub with a shower curtain.  Look through the filtered glasses and you see the murder scene from psycho inside the shower.
http://users.adelphia.net/~invisiview/images/invisiview.mpg

CaptainMattNukawi

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Report this Sep. 05 2005, 9:41 am

Wow, Im impressed!

Vash066

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Report this Sep. 08 2005, 1:37 am

Ok, so you polorized some light and it looks 3-d thru the glasses?  Thats about as close to a holodeck as the wheel is to being called a space shuttle.  I'm sorry but i'm not seeing anything revolutionary here.  They had something like this on display at the musem of science and industry when I was a kid, 20 years ago.  Seems like this is just a spin on whatever that was.

invisiview

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Report this Sep. 08 2005, 10:43 am

If you are not interested in an attraction themed as a holodeck, fine. That is what I am talking about.  I assure you that the effect is new, and in all the years that I have demonstrated it live, I have "blown the socks off" of everyone that has seen it.  The video does not do it justice.  Perhaps it just takes a little imagination to envision a holodeck using this technology.  I do take for granted that real sci-fi fans have a vivid imagination.  For those without an imagination, the demo shows a murder in a shower, the shower could be a murder mystery portrayed in a holodeck.  It just as easily could have been any other scene from ones imagination, just like a holodeck.

Vash066

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Report this Sep. 08 2005, 1:38 pm

I'm as much of a sci-fi enthusiest as the next guy.  More so in most cases.  However when you claim a An honest to God HOLODECK, and only produce something a little more coplicated than then The Haunted Mansion ride at walt disney world then i'm gonna call it out.  I'm sure it is very nice and wow's people.  However it pales when used in the holodeck context.  And like i've said, this seems like an new play on a old trick.

CC_machine

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Report this Sep. 09 2005, 1:15 pm

Quote (djrubin @ July 05 2005, 12:08 pm)
special glasses/visors needed to see the environment and without them YOU SEE NOTHING!!!

You need to wear a visor? With a visor this technology is completely possible with our current tech. I believe you.

Can you touch and feel what you see?

Most people apparently didn't read the description on your first post. This technology sounds similar to those 3-D glasses you can get for movies and books and such.

invisiview

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Report this Sep. 14 2005, 10:09 pm

The filter is similiar to the 3d glasses. With the 3d glasses, when you take them off you see two projected images on a screen superimposed that look fuzzy.  With invisiView you see nothing when the glasses are off.  So you get an Instant simulation.  In a Holodeck attraction the room would be outfitted with interactive controls that you could feel.

zincbrain

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Report this Oct. 04 2005, 9:22 pm

Seen the video, seems like a fairly undramatic video.

The closest I've ever seen to a holodeck is a gimbal-mounted exoskeletal supporting VR system that I saw ages ago. We're talking about 10-15 years ago, really bulky, but apparently it would restrict motion in relation to the virtual world, i.e. you wouldn't be able to pass your hand through something. Don't think there was any real tactile feedback though.

Wonder if anyone will make a more complete, modern one now?

COMMODOREBAXTER

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Report this Oct. 06 2005, 2:28 pm

well once again i must say that you have not found a holodeck, in any sense of the word or any form for that matter. the fact is that a true holodeck would provide for all practical purposes a 3-d environment just like the real world. the only difference is that the holodeck is created by computers for our entertainment and is completely under our control.

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