Report: 12% Of British People Can't See 3D Properly

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Oh dear. This whole "3D" thing could have a little more trouble getting off the ground if research by Britain's Eyecare Trust is on the money.

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"3-D technology relies on our eyes' ability to work together as a co-ordinated team to achieve an accurate perception of depth," the report says.

"However, more than one in ten of us (12%) has a visual impairment that means our brains are unable to correctly process the individual images that are transmitted to it via our left and right eyes. This leads to an inconsistency in viewing the three spatial dimensions (height, width and depth) required to enjoy 3-D films in all their glory."

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I've heard this more than once, both from readers and from friends and family, who tell me that for one reason or another, 3D effects either aren't as strong for them, don't work properly, or don't work at all.

While this is a British study, I'd be shocked if the results weren't very similar across the rest of the Western world. And if that is the case, it certainly makes 3D a tougher sell than it already was.

12% Of Brits Can't See 3D Properly – Research [Edge]

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DISCUSSION

Some of these comments are pretty weird.

Saying things like "me or someone else can't see 3D, so I hope it all goes away"

Wow. Do amputees wish that people with limbs have an accident and lose theirs?

Do people who are completely blind wish blindness upon others?

I guess it's not quite the same thing, but hoping other people won't get to experience something because you or someone you know can't experience it seems pretty selfish.

It's not like the presence of 3D means people who can't see it lose something they already have. 3D can be turned off so you aren't left with a blurry screen and can just play in 2D...