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3D without glasses a futuristic possibility?

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
November 6th, 2010


Whenever you try to think of an authority on 3D technology, it isn't much of a jump to end up on James Cameron. Despite your feelings about AVATAR, it was a groundbreaking film with revolutionary 3D. The next logical step will certainly have to be 3D without the glasses, something Cameron believes will be obtained, but not till we wait a little bit. Years even.

Cameron feels that 3D without glasses is still about eight to ten years away from happening, a time frame that seems somewhat justifiable. Look how long it took us to achieve the kind of 3D we have now accomplished. It took decades. The kind of 3D we've come to expect is nothing like the 3D that we remember from the eighties.

This also brings into question, is this current 3D technology just as much a fad as the first generation? Is 3D legitimately the future of how we view media? Will we ever get GHOSTBUSTERS 3? Well, maybe not that last one.

3D certainly has made its mark on the past year of cinema. With one of the other biggest industries in media (video games) jumping on the bandwagon of 3D, it is certainly on the rise. Not only has the Playstation 3 joined in on the 3D fun by giving players the option to play in the third dimension (with glasses), Nintendo is soon releasing their 3DS. For those who aren't in the know, the 3DS does not require glasses for use. Most likely a primitive, yet still amazing version of what is to come, it's still pretty revolutionary.

Of course we'll never really know if 3D will stick unless we just wait it out. It seems like it is here to stay as far as James Cameron is concerned. What do you guys think?

Source Gizmodo, via /Film

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