It is a mouthful, but Toshiba should get compliments on the hyphens.
I do not cover tech that much, but I think this is significant. Toshiba has unveiled the first 3-D HDTV in which the viewer does not need to wear glasses.
I have been skeptical of the 3-D trend. It is too expensive to watch, I hate the glasses, most movies are not suited to it, I do not understand why newspapers and magazines are playing with it. And, I still share most of those sentiments. But, I also remember when I first fully transitioned to HDTV in the right way to enjoy it. I bought a large HDTV set to mount on the wall, with a premium sound system, and I got rid of Comcast, which turns out had the worst HDTV quality. Not only were movies and football games unbelievable, but just watching news shows and HGTV on HDTV was more enjoyable. It seems to me that true, effortless 3-D HDTV could be the next epiphany, even for those who only watch Glenn Beck scratching on his chalkboard.
This is not to say that I am going to go out and buy any of these units presently. There are too many problems. First, they are apparently rolling these units out in Japan initially. Second, they are just too small. Third, they are just too expensive. Fourth, there is not enough 3-D programming to make it worth having.
But, all of these arguments miss the bigger point. As millionaires and billionaires spend their tax cuts on these products, and they become more universally accepted, there will be even more competition an innovation. The technology will become invasive, and it will begin to creep its way into consciousness and our tech. When it creeps into our tech, it will creep into our law practices.
It seem like it has taken forever, but that is what HDTV has done. It has had an effect on almost everything, and this might be true for this technology as well.