And You Were Happy You Just Bought That Big Screen HDTV?
from the obsolete-already! dept
For years and years, we've been hearing predictions about the eventual future of 3D TV, but, like flying cars, it's one of those things that's always seemed to be perpetually in the future. Some have even wondered if anyone really wants 3D TV. Apparently, the Japanese government has decided for everyone that the answer must be yes, because they've created an initiative for Japanese companies to build a fully 3D TV system by 2020. This isn't "funky multi-colored glassed" 3D, but "standing over the Star Wars animated chess board" 3D, from the sound of it. Of course, it goes beyond just holographic images (something that's been done before) to the ability to touch and smell what's going on as well. Of course, the concept of being able to smell what you're watching has come up many times before... and people don't really seem that enthusiastic about it. Still, whether anyone wants it or not, apparently it's coming either way.