What in the world were we thinking? I mean, 3D glasses actually looked cool in the ‘50s, but then we started taking steps back. With so many rocking goofy looking 3D specs, there’s no doubt that fashion wasn’t taken into account in the design process. Sure, we’ve gotten into active 3D technology, but even the passive models being released don’t seem to care about the clunky feel. Shouldn’t watching movies be comfortable? Come on guys…
A picture from a film festival in 1951 shows that 3D specs have regressed. Despite our best efforts, we seem to swing and miss every time someone tries to design a new set of glasses. Sure, we aren’t rocking the red/blue lens, paper frame 3D glasses of the ‘80s, but something has gotta give. In fact, I’d wager that 3D fans would sacrifice a bit of performance for some glasses that are actually comfortable to wear. Have you been to an IMAX 3D feature, lately? The glasses are awful, and while we can gawk and swoon over the technology that’s flashing across the screen, there’s simply no getting away from the fact that the glasses are pretty burdensome.
When 3D movies in the ’50s were showing off better 3D glasses designs, we have a problem. In fact, if something doesn’t change soon, I’m hitting the panic button. Scratch that – consider it hit.
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