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NYU is Building a Real-Life Holodeck

For what? All sorts of stuff. A $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation will get things going.


The prospect of sci-fi turning into real life is pretty familiar these days. In the past couple of years, several projects have claimed to point the way toward a real-life version of the holodeck from Star Trek: basically, an immersive virtual-reality experience in which participants can freely interact with their surroundings. For now, it’s still more hype than substance. But NYU got a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to make it happen.

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