This story originally appeared on KUT News.
If you use your smartphone for directions, you know how annoying it can be when the tracking device gets your locations wrong. Now a team of researchers at the University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering say they may have fixed that problem.
But there’s more: They also think they’ve brought a science fiction dream closer to reality.
In the space adventure series Star Trek canon, the holodeck was a room where the characters could create virtual worlds and interact within them.
Anything was possible. It provided the show with moments of adventure, entertainment — occasionally embarrassment.