I've just seen the future, thanks to James Cameron. He talks with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of 3-D movies, and specifically about his highly anticipated Avatar. In the process, he's given me a flash of insight about the future of humanity. Just as different species of human once co-existed on the planet, so it will be again. There will be a species that can see in 3-D and one that can't.
Cameron foresees a future where 3-D movie technology and implementation become "'much more pervasive that we are thinking now.'" In a few years, he says, most computers and DVD players will be able to show stereoscopic movies. He advocates filmmakers start shooting now for such a future. Except quite a few people can't see very well in 3-D, and some can't see in 3-D at all. (And some can't see anything at all, of course, but that's for another article.) There are people with strabismus or amblyopia whose eyes don't look in quite the same direction, for starters. Then there are the cyclopses and all the kids who got frisky with a BB gun once too often, and the people who just plain get queasy when they watch 3-D movies.
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