I’ve been reading a few stories here and there by blogs obviously trying to get some attention and feedback by writing against the grain. Those stories are trying to convince you that “3D” is not going to succeed. Here’s a shopping list of reasons I’ve read why 3D will fail:
1) Ouch, it makes me dizzy to watch 3D through those special glasses
2) I feel stupid wearing those 3D glasses. They’re a pain, and we have to buy so many if we have guests over.
3) The 3D broadcast content isn’t that great
4) My kid could have an epileptic fit watching that new-fangled technology on that there TV set.
5) I think 2D is just fine, don’t understand that 3D stuff.
For those of you who never thought the horse and buggy would be replaced by automobiles, here’s some other examples of critical attacks on new technology leveled at that technology in the first year or two throughout recent history:
• Back when the film industry putting out hundreds of silent movies a year, and Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Harold Lloyd ruled the movie theaters all over the world, most movie-goers were shocked and put-off by Al Jolson’s first “talkie” movie “The Jazz Singer”. They didn’t like the “sound” of the actor in the movie, since it was so rough and hard on the ears. The critics wrote immediately “Actors talking in a movie? It will never sell. We should know what the storyline is by the actions of the characters.”
• Then when TV’s were introduced, everyone had a radio in their home, and nightly enterainment and news was delivered by sound only. (Go back to that first “Talkies won’t work” comment. A television was thought of as a novelty. Nobody thought TV would convince the public to change from radio. It was not that satisfying, watching people on a little screen, fuzzy and hard to receive because transmissions of the signal were so weak at the time. Then Uncle Milty and Lucille Ball came on the scene, suddenly, everyone had to have a TV to be “cool”.
• Believe it or not, there were critics of “color” film. The “ambiance” and “contrast” that creates the mood of the film scenes would be lost, making the film unable to create emotion in the viewer.
• Even one of the creators of internet technology stated in 1997 that the internet would “never be used for anything other than email and porn.” I won’t mention his name, since it has haunted him since, obviously.
For those of you looking at 3D domain names, you can be assured that every major company, across the board, providing the conduits, products, broadcast content, entertainment, visual and interactive experiences, are locked onto 3D.
It’s a fact. So all the naysayers can either keep driving their horse and buggy attitudes across their blog articles, or actually do some research on the direction of the 3D industry.
My efforts working with a particular domain auction company to hold a “Future Trend” domain auction, including 3D and Holographic domains will be decided within the next 10 days or so. If it’s a go or a no, you’ll be the first to read it here.