MIT's magazine called Technology Review has listed 3D as one of the top 10 emerging technologies that will soon "have a profound impact on how we live and work." Look for more endorsements of 3D in 2010, such Consumer Reports which has given its seal of approval (but a recommendation to wait for more content and for prices to go down). R.C.J.
In particular, MIT's Technology Review said that Mobile 3-D and automatic 2D to 3D conversion will change how people live and work by going mainstream on smartphones. MIT expects companies like Dynamic Digital Depth to take 3-D mainstream on smart phones and mobile devices by automatically converting existing 2-D content to 3-D on the fly. In the longer term, Insight Media estimates that 2D-to-3D conversion will become standard equipment on up to 50 million 3DTVs by 2016. IM's estimates include 2D-to-3D technology in 3DTVs, set top boxes and Blu-ray players. 3DTV, Blu-ray players and digital Set-Top-Boxes will including media processors (systems on a chip, SoC) to run the 2D to 3D conversion algorithms.
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