Waiting For 3D Web

March 15, 2012 2 Comments by 3DBlog

by Christopher McFarland

2012 has only just begun, the first month of new resolutions is over and the world is ready for a huge change! As a technical trend follower, some say geek, I do believe that a 3D Internet lifestyle is fast approaching. Maybe the huge change that has been predicted will be that of a 3D Internet 2.0 experience. Looking at the possibility, what would that life be like?

3D internet is something that can be done within five year’s says Sean Koehl, who works with Intel Labs. “A fully functioning 3D Internet in five years seems amazing and I think 2012 will be a year of advancing and perfecting of technology”. Thus far, we have a few pieces of technology that will push us closer to that 3D reality. Even if it takes five years for a “full” 3D internet, I forecast that within this year we can see low-levels of 3D appearing on the internet.

I would really enjoy a 3D experience with every website that I visited and companies are now designing sites with a 3D format. Large gaming companies are playing with 3D format and the validation from Hollywood tells me that 3D technology is moving in the right direction. Check out this list of the 50 Superb 3D Flash Websites. 

At the Flash Gaming Summit, hosted in San Francisco, Adobe announced that it would reveal a beta version of a Flash Player named, Molehill. The new beta program will allow for accelerated 3D support. This launch will expose users to a low level of shader-based change to the graphics hardware. This is the same technology that is the core of a 3D display. Adobe will now allow customers to have the option of low level 3D performance. This could be applied to any website.

Manager Frank Lee of LG Technologies says that LG has “really tweaked and modified the 3D experience, so it really is an immersive experience.” in an interview at the 2012 CES convention, in Las Vegas.

If you think about it, the technology industry is like a large puzzle of development. First, you need the appropriate hardware: televisions, monitors, projectors and other visual aides that have a 3D compatible interface.

Also, software and web design in a 3D format: companies have amazing web designers using 3D compatible design, now they have two new dimensions to play with.

These pieces of the puzzle must be constructed in a delicate capitalistic manner, using competition and prices to drive us into the world of 3D Internet.


  1. Jeff says:
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 9:58am

    Thanks for a pretty good stuff collected in one article. Future Molehill seems to be kinda cool. I can’t believe my eyes, 0% of CPU resources usage!


  2. 3DBlog says:
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 5:19am

    Thank you Jeff 🙂


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