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On Thursday, 28 December 2017 19:39:28 UTC-5, Your Name  wrote:
> On 2017-12-28 21:56:42 +0000, RichA said:
> > On Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:35:39 UTC-5, Ted Nolan <tednolan>  wrote:
> >> 
> >> Did anything interesting happen with movie-tech in 2017?
> > 
> > VR wearable contrivances are headed for the same dumpster as 3D TV?
> 
> Not quite.
> 
> 3D TV, like 3D movies, is completely useless and pointless. With or 
> without needing to wear silly glasses, it's nothing but a gimmick.
> 
> VR does have /some/ good uses, but I don't see VR (nor AR) ever being 
> as big of a deal as many people are making it out to be. I can see VR 
> being popular with hard-core gamers (those willing to spend many 
> thousands of dollars on gear and games) and in also to a degree some 
> business environments (such as architecture).

I saw a TV news item showing some "golly-gee" millenial wearing a set gesticulating in the air with
their hands like a strung-out conductor in a second-rate orchestra.  They incorporate this crap into
office work, I can see people getting slapped and punched in the face by accident, just because of
the agitated body movements. Watch that coffee cup.