The Best Use For Microsoft’s HoloLens Is Playing a Star Trek: TNG Game That Nearly Killed the Crew

When you think about the early days of virtual reality, you either think of the movie The Lawnmower Man, or that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where the crew gets addicted to an augmented reality game that almost kills everyone. Which, by the way, you can now play on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset.

Lovingly recreated by Robert Burke, his version of “The Game” is also controlled by relaxing your mind, but lacking the advanced mind-reading technologies of the 24th century, it instead uses a handheld galvanic sensor to measure your stress based on how much you’re sweating. One advanced technology we do (mostly) have now is voice recognition, so if you find yourself too stressed to play, you can instead use voice commands to get the flying discs into the cones.


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