Subject: Re: Any technical advances in 2017?
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.