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3D Television Display In Real Time

This real-time 3D television system shows a very convincing three-dimensional image to all viewers without any special glasses. It was implemented by Wojciech Matusik, a senior research scientist at Adobe Systems.

The following video provides a perfect summary of his idea, as well as demonstrating the device itself.


(3D television video)

"A singular lenticular sheet focuses the light onto a reflective surface as vertical stripes. The reflected light then passes back through the lenticular toward the viewers. The overall effect is that sixteen views of the scene are shown in different positions in the viewing area.

This item is a reasonable implementation of the stereo tank from Robert Heinlein's shocking 1961 novel Stranger in a Strange Land.

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