Thursday, January 07, 2010


I don't think 3D television is going to be a big hit with consumers. I tend to be a skeptic and very late adopter of new technology, so I'm not a good predictor of these things. Still, it seems a singularly bad idea.

I always thought that HDTV was a good idea, the industry has just been years too slow perfecting an acceptable product at an affordable price. These things take time, as anybody who remembers the fifties and the kind of reception we used to get on very small screen black and white TVs knows.

I would prefer that they continue to work on getting the clearest, most natural looking picture possible. They still have a long way to go.

Would any of you be interested in buying a 3DTV? Would you be willing to spend a lot of your time lounging around with those funny glasses on? I wear glasses anyway, so this would require an even more augmented life experience than I already have. I'm going deaf too, so augmented hearing can't be far in my future.

If they want to work on something good. I would like to see virtual reality audio/video, where you wear a helmet and it seems like you're there. How about direct inputs plugged right into your brain? If they were any good and the experience interactive enough, I'd go for that, in a second. The porn industry would really come into it's own. Old folks like me could enjoy hyper realistic travelogues and saccharin depictions of days gone by that never really were.

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