Saturday, May 8, 2010

MIT says 3D Technology will Change the World

MIT's magazine called Technology Review has listed 3D as one of the top 10 emerging technologies that will soon "have a profound impact on how we live and work." Look for more endorsements of 3D in 2010, such Consumer Reports which has given its seal of approval (but a recommendation to wait for more content and for prices to go down). R.C.J.

In particular, MIT's Technology Review said that Mobile 3-D and automatic 2D to 3D conversion will change how people live and work by going mainstream on smartphones. MIT expects companies like Dynamic Digital Depth to take 3-D mainstream on smart phones and mobile devices by automatically converting existing 2-D content to 3-D on the fly. In the longer term, Insight Media estimates that 2D-to-3D conversion will become standard equipment on up to 50 million 3DTVs by 2016. IM's estimates include 2D-to-3D technology in 3DTVs, set top boxes and Blu-ray players. 3DTV, Blu-ray players and digital Set-Top-Boxes will including media processors (systems on a chip, SoC) to run the 2D to 3D conversion algorithms.