Think back to all those sci-fi flicks where people interact with hologram-like, 3D models, picking and pulling at them with their fingers like they’re the real thing. Well, Microsoft seems to have perfected a one-off of the system, using its Kinect.

Dubbed the “Holodesk,” the device creates the 3D models atop a surface with an overhead screen projecting a 2D image. However, facial recognition tracks a user’s eye movements and the Kinect monitors one’s hands movements to add perspective and dimensions, so projected objects can therefore react to interactions with any physical objects.

Watch the video above to see it in action.

[via Gizmodo]