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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Source Physorg

    Can they make em solid?

    Moving holograms: From science fiction to reality
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    It's got a long way to go, but it's pretty cool work.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    I'd rate it as pointless. The cool work in holography was Steve Benton's Rainbow Hologram, of which you have one on your credit card. Both printable and reconstructable in white light. Brilliant!
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    I want my own Holodeck.
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      CommentAuthorsaner
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Posted By: TrimI want my own Holodeck.


    I want a working Orbo.

    I suspect you will be boinking a virtual 7of9 long before I get my wish.

    Then again, I expect the heat death of the universe happen first too.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Well a close match to a holodeck should be around in 25 years, it won't be made of 'frozen light' or whatever Startrek holodeck supposed to use but nanobots. You would some special eyephones that would project a virtual 3d world in a special nano room, where if you saw a nice looking comfortable chair and wanted to sit on it instead of falling on the floor the nanobots would create that chair close enough for you to have a comfortable sit. The visual part would be supplied by the eyephones and the physical part by the nanobots which would be in the floor, walls and ceiling.
    Shagging 7of9 would be a bit beyond it but maybe SOON.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Posted By: Trimshould be



    You are using this phrase in a way I don't recognise. Please define.
    • CommentAuthorBarguast
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Augmented reality seems to be the much more realistic (and practical) solution to providing this kind of visual information. That way, the image doesn't even need to be present in the physical world.
    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Posted By: TrimWell a close match to a holodeck should be around in 25 years, it won't be made of 'frozen light' or whatever Startrek holodeck supposed to use but nanobots. You would some special eyephones that would project a virtual 3d world in a special nano room, where if you saw a nice looking comfortable chair and wanted to sit on it instead of falling on the floor the nanobots would create that chair close enough for you to have a comfortable sit.
    Before they turn on you, penetrating every bit of your body and devouring you.
    The visual part would be supplied by the eyephones and the physical part by the nanobots which would be in the floor, walls and ceiling.
    Shagging 7of9 would be a bit beyond it but maybe SOON.
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010 edited
     
    I suspect you will be boinking a virtual 7of9 long before I get my wish.
    7of9? That always seemed like a confusing way to name kids. Maybe it was a mistake and her name was actually 709?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Posted By: Angus
    Posted By: Trimshould be



    You are using this phrase in a way I don't recognise. Please define.


    Should be doable within 25 years.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    bollocks
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010 edited
     
    Posted By: maryyugo
    I suspect you will be boinking a virtual 7of9 long before I get my wish.
    7of9? That always seemed like a confusing way to name kids. Maybe it was a mistake and her name was actually 709?


    "7 of 9" is presumably "unit 7 of group 9" which makes her overall serial number 907.

    (Provided the numerical base is the same as the number of units in a group.)
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      CommentAuthormaryyugo
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Ah. See, I thought it meant 7 of 9 made. And that would not be very distinctive.
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    Posted By: maryyugoAh. See, I thought it meant 7 of 9 made. And that would not be very distinctive.
    You were correct. She is the seventh of a sub-group of nine.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    But there can be only one ...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
     
    Posted By: maryyugoAh. See, I thought it meant 7 of 9 made. And that would not be very distinctive.


    Well, she seemed to be the 7 of 9 maid, not that I was ever in a position to check. But your comment here does not jibe with your previous comment that her name was 709.
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    Well, if she's 7 of nine, I'd really really like to see the other eight.

    Naked.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2010
     
    My baby says she's traveling
    on the one after 909
    I said move over honey
    I'm traveling on that line
    I said move over once
    Move over twice
    Come on baby, don't be cold as ice
    I said I'm traveling
    on the one after 909