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3D on smartphones could take off, says MIT

By May 12, 2010Newswires

3D on smartphones could take off, says MIT

By Luann Lasalle

MONTREAL – Will 3D on smartphones like the iPhone go mainstream?

The annual top 10 list of emerging technologies compiled by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says 3D on smartphones could take off — without the use of special glasses.

“At the moment, we can only really do that effectively on the big screen with dumb-ass glasses,” Jason Pontin, editor of the MIT Technology Review.

“It’s also really expensive and no one wants to wear them,” Pontin said. “On a small screen we can now create objects in three dimensions.”

It’s hoped the ability to convert two-dimensional content to 3D on smartphones and other emerging technologies on this year’s list will make a difference.

“They represent an entirely new way of thinking about the problem,” Pontin said of this year’s top 10.

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