The Third Dimension

Yipee!  3D television is coming!  As longtime readers know, I'm a big fan of 3D movies.  If we can get the technology broadly adopted, I don't see why it couldn't replace flat movies in a couple of decades.

Well, I mean, I can.  3D is not quite the same as stereo vision, it's more expensive to produce, and of course the technology lag will be a big barrier.  Plus, at least so far, the goggles slightly dim the color.  And there's the problem of handing out goggles to your guests . . .

Nonetheless, I still think the case for 3D is compelling.  In a way, it's like the transition from black-and-white to color.  Sure, you get all the necessary information from a black and white film.  And in some ways, black and white can be more beautiful than color.  But in the end, most people want to see movies the way we see the world.  In color.  And in stereo.