Around 2010, television makers began selling 3-D TV, movie makers produced 3-D content, and publications praised the technology as the next big thing. But that all ended around 2017, when 3-D sets stopped rolling off assembly lines. Now, a new research report posits that 3-D could make a comeback.
Tech expert Omar Gallaga, who wrote about the report for Wired, told Texas Standard that 3-D could find its way into video games, live sports and applications like medicine.
Highlights from this segment:
– The research report says the 3-D market could grow 25% between 2022 and 2028, driven by applications like live sports, virtual reality and health care.
– A new “Avatar” movie could give 3-D the momentum needed to encourage the development of new equipment.
– The need for 3-D glasses, many of which needed to be charged, previously made the technology a hard sell.