And you thought things in the 24th century would be better. Even the starship Enterprise couldn’t escape the wrath of the immortal Bill Gates. Kinda makes me wonder whether or not Data yelled “KHAAAAAAAN!” When his computer froze.
Yesterday Microsoft demostrated the Avatar Kinect at CES 2011, a Kinect feature that lets your avatar mimmics your expression in the virtual world. It fully renders your personals, and emotional expressions in real time. Its an awesome demonstration, and you need to see it to believe it. Just search for Steve Ballmers keynote on CES 2011 on YouTube.
So, what does this tell me, Kinect can do more than we even have at this moment! The definition to track the movement of eyebrows is there, which means it can track your ten fingers, not just your arms. This opens up a lot of possibilities, and I am sure we are seeing just the begining of awesome things to come.
So the Holodeck is just a step away. Just place four Kinects in all four corners of the room, link them up and, if you can afford it, place beamers or monitors on all four walls. Then you need the power and magic of software which Microsoft is promising us in the future.
I have seen the future, and the future is Kinect!