One of the leading lights of the 3D entertainment movement has said that the current problems dogging the 3D TV market – i.e. the need to wear glasses – mean that the technology can’t hope to make a mainstream breakthrough for another decade.
“Well, we see the world in 3D,” Cameron told an audience at a Churchill Club dinner in California this week, as reported by VentureBeat. “To me, there are no barriers to 3D TV in homes in five to ten years.”
Going on to reference Moore’s law (which states that technology doubles in power every two years), Cameron reckons that glasses-free auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D technology will be here by the end of the decade.
“The sweet spots subdivide the total resolution of the screen so breakthroughs have to happen in display manufacturing.”
The comments come after the film legend penned a deal with 20th Century Fox to make two sequels to the hit 3D movie Avatar, which are due out in 2014 and 2015.