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To build a holodeck: an exclusive look at Microsoft's Edison lab

To build a holodeck: an exclusive look at Microsoft's Edison lab

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Microsoft's working on some wild technology in its Redmond labs, and our own Joshua Topolsky recently toured the facilities to see the latest innovations. Today we're pleased to share our final segment — it's a mind-bending look at a suite of technologies that Microsoft is developing in order to create a holodeck-like experience.

Stevie Bathiche, director of research at Microsoft's applied sciences lab, says to "imagine a day where in your home, one wall is dedicated to being your magic wall. A wall where it can teleport you to another world without really going anywhere." Bathiche shows off a number of systems that aim to accomplish this vision, including a system that projects LED light to detect a human being's movements in space, and a glasses-free stereoscopic display that can be "steered" by the viewer as they move.

Be sure to catch up on the rest of the videos in the series, and the longer tour of Microsoft's campus in our latest episode of On The Verge.

Note: We'd like to extend a special thanks to Frank Shaw, Beth Keebler, Bill Shultz, Steve Clayton, and the rest of the folks at Microsoft for sharing their time, their tech, and their imagination with us.