Microsoft has just patented something that will give any Trekkie a nerdgasm! It is a design they are calling the “Immersive Display Experience” and it sound remarkably similair to the Holodeck- every Star Trek nerd (like me) have been dreaming about since childhood! [Read more…]
The official patent discription, which you can read in full here, says;
A data-holding subsystem holding instructions executable by a logic subsystem is provided. The instructions are configured to output a primary image to a primary display for display by the primary display, and output a peripheral image to an environmental display for projection by the environmental display on an environmental surface of a display environment so that the peripheral image appears as an extension of the primary image.
So what does that mean in plain english? The patent is for a device that projects the gaming enviroment directly on the walls. Obviously this would extend the gaming environment to the user’s vision to make a more immersive environment. Ok I am sold, forget the flying car. Just give us this!