Google invents Willy Wonka's glass elevator

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    Google has invented Willy Wonka's glass elevator. At least a virtual version of it. Check out the Google Liquid Galaxy project.
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    If Willy Wonka invented it then how could Google invent it? :p
    I kid ... that's real neat.
     
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    Pretty cool.

    Reminds me a bit of using the Slew control on Flight Simulator on a system with multiple monitors.
     
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    Err, because Willy Wonka was fictional. I think. This one is real. Uh, virtual, but real. Wow, this does get confusing.
     
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    You lie!!!! :eek::p
     
  8. Silvereel macrumors 6502

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    Amazing, they've figured out how to put Google Earth on multiple screens in a tiny room.
     
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    Awesome - now to work out how to get one in my house xD
     
  10. steve2112 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was uh, mistaken. :)

    Now all I need to do is find some Oompa Loompas to do some work around my house. Of course, they would probably just lecture me with a song while doing it, so I don't know how well that would work.
     
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    apple's will be better, the ilevator

    almost magical
     
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    That's bloody good. I can imagine those being used a lot in schools, exhibitions and the like :)
     
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    This is why people hate Apple fanbois, always dissing on everyone, never giving credit to other companies.
     
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    I'm not sure I want a holodeck. I mean, yeah, it's cool and everything, but that sucker caused all kinds of problems. Holodeck screwups happened at least 2-3 times a season. :)
     
  19. ArrowSmith macrumors regular

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    Writers need drama. In real life, the holodeck would always work except for minor glitches that never would actually *take over* the Enterprise. Also why in TNG we never saw holodecks on a starbase?
     
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    Good question. Did DS9 have one? I forget.

    You know, having the holodeck crash and try to kill you gives new meaning to "Blue Screen of Death". :)
     
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    At the risk of being disgustingly geeky, I believe that bar owner with the big ears used to rent out his holodecks for lots of platinum.
     
  22. ArrowSmith macrumors regular

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    Lawrence Kraus, The Physics of Star Trek. New York: Basic Books (2007): 130. "I would have expected that sex would almost completely drive the holodeck."
     

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