A future caught in the past
Is 3D TV already dying & kid dangerous?
Media giants, The Discovery Channel, IMAX and Sony Entertainment, confirmed plans to create a 24-hour 3D television cable channel — but is it a waste of time?
The media heavyweights see a lucrative future in 3D technology though. Sony Corporation chairman Howard Stringer called it a “groundbreaking new venture” in a statement.
While 3D movies have dipped into an older audience in the past years (Avatar, Jackass and Beowulf) — in the past the format's largely focused on films for kids and young adults (The Harry Potter series, Alice In Wonderland, The Incredibles).
Peter Hine, a New York City resident, commented on a New York Timespiece with, "Great. My kids will NEVER leave the house." GameSpy reports Sony stirring up 50 new video games all formatted in 3D, but an optician told TechEYE.net he doesn't recommend putting 3D glasses on children, "as their muscles are still developing."
After the the high-definition television craze went full throttle, most people were thinking, "This is it, this is as good as it's going to get for the next couple of years," but after December — that'll be a distant thought, as Toshiba releases its first glasses-free 3D TV set in Japan.