3D Video Will Be 'As Good As Reality' In 40 Years

Researchers in Europe are working on new 3D technology which they say could lead to images as 'realistic as real life' within four decades.

According to a report by Humans Invent the tech could make the 'Holodeck' seen in Star Trek a reality - something long dreamed of by futurists and, frankly, nerds.

"The ultimate goal is to make a holographic display and what I mean by that is a display that shows images that are indistinguishable from reality," said Sharp 3D reseacher Jonathan Mather.

While it's clear from the report that the tech still has a long way to go, it's exciting to hear how close we really are to sending Spock back to 1940s Germany.

Take a look, above.