Real-world holodeck allows collaborative design in VR

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Anyone who has watched 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' will be familiar with that show’s ‘holodeck’ – a self-contained virtual reality environment that can instantly bring almost any situation to life. While the world envisioned in Star Trek may still be some way off, the holodeck itself may be moving closer to reality. Silicon Valley tech company Nvidia has designed a photorealistic, collaborative virtual reality environment which allows designers to import and interact with highly complex, detailed models in real time, incorporated the feeling of the real world through the use of sight, sound and haptics. Unsurprisingly, Nvidia have named…

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