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Virtual reality will not replay the 3D debacle

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Edward Hudson
Jul 31, 2016 22:00
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In the mid-2000s, everyone was talking about 3D, the next big thing in video that would transform the way we consumed TV and movies, even how we communicated.

It required people to buy expensive new gadgets and wear goofy eyewear, but we were told that consumers would flock to this new three-dimensional world.

Unless you re James Cameron, the Hollywood director whose movies have made billions of dollars thanks to that technology, you likely missed the entire 3D revolution.

For a new technology like VR to take off, generally four factors need to be met:

VR also enjoys many industrial uses, including the ability for executives to take an immersive tour of a manufacturing facility from thousands of miles away.

OnePlus, the Chinese mobile device maker with a cult-like following, broadcast its recent launch event in VR.

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