Forget 3D football, bring on the holgraphic television!

Anyone else reckon that 3D television screens are just an expensive fad? The rocket scientists in the Bitterwallet bunker are already saving for the holographic table. If the next World Cup in four years' time is in Japan, you'll have the perfect marriage of technology and opportunity - a global sales drier for new consumer products.

That's a lot a bollocks, the avid Bitterwallet reader cries. Not at all - take a look at this research from the Graphics Lab at the University of Southern California; it's "an easily reproducible, low-cost 3D display system" that requires no glasses and is omni-directional:

Bitterwallet - 3D images

Check out towards the end of the video, when we see some dude in shorts running about; no doubt there's a lot more involved in a live rendering of 22 players on a football pitch, but it's certainly on its way. Next up - jetpacks, flying cars, etc. Now take the 3D glasses off, you look like a cocksocket.


  • Pedant
    Global sales drier?
  • Jonny S. said cocksocket!!
  • Jim P.
    You clearly need a poofreader
  • The B.
    Where's Maggie Philbin????? She should have been presenting this! So, to summarise, it only does black and white, a 40 inch display would take up about 7ftx7ftx7ft and you'd need cameras tracking every angle of the object you're viewing, sounds utterly practical to me.
  • THE D.
    bollocks to the running man put a naked bitch on
  • Dan B.
    I doubt this is a fad...once they perfect these they will be just as huge as the flat screen. No one will need to go to the world cup in Brazil because we will be able to feel like we are there from our living room! haha
  • james d.
    But this is a totally different kind of 3d technology. Hollywood would not easily be able to adopt this, if you took a 3D multidirectional image of a filmset you would see the crew and the set. Not to mention how would directors point you at what they want to point you at. Plus theres the fact that this spinning mirror will need to be as high as it is wide so say goodbye to flatscreens. Then there is the challenge of making an enormous mirror spin very fast quietly. Still very interesting and cool technology.
  • Whaaaa
    It'll take a while, decades probably, to perfect, but on a industrial and military level it'll be very interesting.

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