Why glasses-free 3D is going to be a small-screen hit

By March 25, 2011Newswires

Why glasses-free 3D is going to be a small-screen hit

By Jacob Aron

The latest generation of 3D technology has seen mixed success at the cinema, and 3D TVs are yet to establish themselves in the living room. Perhaps the true home of 3D is on mobile devices, where you don’t even need special glasses. New Scientist takes a look at the future of 3D on the move.

How can you have 3D without glasses?
Simple – you do it all the time. We perceive the world in three dimensions because our eyes see two slightly different images and our brain interprets the difference as depth. Films or games displayed on an ordinary 2D screen don’t contain any of that depth information, so we perceive them as flat surfaces.

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