Last December, Google unveiled something different. One demo booth stood out above all others: The Holodeck. It was basically eight giant, long screens arranged in a circle that displayed Google Street View imagery. When you stepped into the contraption, it was a bit like zooming around outside. Now, it is called Liquid Galaxy.

The reason for the name change is that the booth now displays much more than just Street View. Google has made a modified Google Earth client so that you can go anywhere in the world in the device now. And you can even go to the Moon and Mars with it.

The project is still at 20% so expect more improvements to be added to it. They have two things to tackle before moving forward: turning it into a Star Trek-style Holodeck and figuring out how to make it less than 10,000 degrees inside because of the screen heat.

Great technology and invention to start with. I bet the project will wrap it up with a bang! (photo from TechCrunch)

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