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Old July 10 2014, 03:33 AM   #10
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Re: A question about holodecks.

^I think it's more a matter of projecting a holographic image between two people that makes them see each other as farther apart than they actually are. For instance, if I'm standing two meters from you but there's a curtain between us on which I project an image of me standing 20 meters from the camera, then it would look to you as if I were farther away than I was. The holodeck does the same, but with some kind of optical force-field projection thingy rather than a curtain. Of course, it would also have to be able to muffle and alter sounds so that you couldn't hear that a person was close to you; presumably that's a matter of projecting sound-blocking force fields between them.
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