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Torment of 3D technology


It is a magical blue world that mesmerizes you, the other is the fairytale that your mother had told in your childhood but now it is before your eyes.

This is in addition to the conflict of gods and evils that really take place and so on. All these are but in scene in the name of technology.

Have you ever imagined that these thrilling experiences will run you insane, make you sick or tend you to suicide?

I indirectly mention about recent 3D movies Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and The Clash of Titans.

And with this new trend, fully based on 3D technology, they are in a joint issue. Roger Ebert, an American film critic says: “After 3D hits like Avatar and Alice in Wonderland exploded at the box office, Hollywood is betting that the triply impressive technology will define the future of movie-making. If so, start worrying”. Moreover he says “Hollywood’s current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal.

It adds nothing essential to the movie going experience.

For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches.” (May 10, Newsweek)

‘The Post Avatar Depression Syndrome’ has become a topic around the world as the viewers are in depression after watching the movie with 3D technology (though this is not a much familiar experience for us).

It is described that when the glasses are worn to watch the 3D technology movie, the viewer is transformed into the blue world and when they take off the glasses coming to the real world, this instance causes shocks in them.

And at the same time as the world created in Avatar is not familiar to us and completely different from ours, though James Cameron himself has said that Pandora was how earth was supposed to be if only we hadn’t screwed it up. So this fantasy also may be a reason for the depression in both young and old.

In the Internet thousands of fan forum subscribers have revealed their experiences:

“Ever since I went to see Avatar I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it, I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be reborn in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in Avatar.”

Adds another: “When I woke up this morning after watching Avatar for the first time yesterday, the world seemed… gray. It was like my whole life, everything I’ve done and worked for, lost its meaning.”

At the same time some scholars are giving points against this Post Avatar Depression Syndrome which was given popularity by media like CNN.

They say that these ones are not clinically depressed or seriously considering suicide and at the same time they say any highly emotional movie can create such similar experiences. Anyway it has been found that there are some effects caused by this 3D technology in the users that sounds like visual experience and headache.

All this indicates one thing. The use of technology should be done very carefully


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