In this episode, professor Kaku is on a mission to use technology to create an imaginary world indistinguishable from the real thing. Can we use our current knowledge of physics to create the technology that will one day make possible, one of the greatest inventions to emerge from the collective imagination of science fiction, - Star Trek's Holodeck?
The holodeck is a virtual reality entertainment and recreational facility located on starships and starbases in the fictional Star Trek universe. An episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, "The Practical Joker", formed the groundwork for the idea in the 1970s by portraying a recreation room capable of holographic simulations. The holodeck was first seen in the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Encounter at Farpoint". The concept of a holodeck was first shown to humans through an encounter with the Xyrillan race in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Unexpected".
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Sci-Fi Science ~ Holodeck