2010 may one day go down as the year of 3D technology. The world has been bouncing the term 3D around for decades, but it wasn’t until 2010 that 3D technology was perfected and hit the mainstream. Following are the 5 awesome ways 3D technology shocked the world in 2010.
3DTV kicked off the 3D technology craze of 2010, by bring 3D technology to our favorite home appliance – besides the refrigerator. Just as soon as the prices of HDTVs and LED TVs started to drop, the world was hit by 3DTVs that brought extra depth and clarity to HDTV world. 3DTVs require optical 3D shutter glasses, but once they’re equipped, you’ll feel as though your favorite movies and television programs are in the same room and objects will appear to literally fly out of the screen.
After the introduction of 3DTVs, gaming developers decided that the best way to experience 3D on that brand new 3DTV of yours was by using 3D technology to make gaming better. Both the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 took a stab at 3D gaming and even though the Nintendo Wii didn’t step in the 3D gaming arena Nintendo has plans to release the first 3D handheld gaming system with the Nintendo 3DS.
Not to be outdone by the television and gaming world, Sony and other camera manufacturers have made plans to release a 3D camera. You heard that right; a 3D camera. With the new 3D camera technology, you’ll be able to take pictures and even create films in 3D. 3D cameras are sure to be a smash hit because unlike 3D gaming and 3DTVs, the new 3D cameras will appeal directly to our egos.
After VHS, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, the next evolutionary step in home video are Blu-ray 3D discs. 3D compatible Blu-ray players are one of the biggest accessories for the new 3DTVs. With Blu-ray 3D technology you’ll be able to watch your favorite movies remastered to be seen like you’ve never imagined they could.
3D technology seemed gimmicky at first, but it’s clear to see that this new technology is here and here to stay. 3D has conquered gaming, television, digital cameras, and even home movie disks, and I’m pretty sure that it won’t stop there. With all of these new 3D advancements, there’s no telling where 3D will strike next.
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