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The next step toward a holodeck might be the ability to actually touch a simulation, and we’re getting closer—using sound.

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Sources:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7593444.stm
http://www.ijsret.org/pdf/120364_m.pdf
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/haptic-technology3.htm
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https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-42321-0_8
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http://www.wired.co.uk/article/3d-objects-in-mid-air-through-ultrasound

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oculus-Rift-Touch-Controller-Left.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spherical_pressure_waves.gif