The next best thing to surfing in Hawaii? Probably surfing somewhere else. The best thing after that? Watching people surf in Hawaii in 3D. The people are more beautiful, the waves are sicker and Hawaii makes 3D actually sorta cool.
Want to make your own crazy eye-popping 3D images? It's actually not that tough. You'll just need a digital camera, some image-editing software, and this tutorial. Oh, and some 3D glasses so that you can admire your work properly.
Click to viewWaterfalls have never been this much fun. Sheets of cascading droplets have been turned into a multilayered computer display, suitable for playing Tetris in 3D.
This one is creepy: The new Shapeways' Photoshaper is the latest "printing" technology, turning any home photographs into a 3D plate which—when looked through light—will reveal the original image with a spooky ghost effect.
3-D images? Peshaw. Those are so 2007. What humanity needs now is what MIT researchers hope to provide very soon: super realistic "passive 6-D reflectance field displays" that not only look great, but also respond to stimuli, like lighting conditions. And, not only will these uber images do all that and a bag of…