"Scam" can be defined as "a fraudulent business scheme, a deceptive act or operation, a swindle or fraud". With the subtitle, a fool and his/her money are soon parted.
As we all know, any business exists to realize a return on investment, i.e., to make money. This is completely true for purveyors of 3D!
My family and I saw the IMAX (passive-3D-glasses) version of Avatar when it was first released. None of us experienced seizures, headaches, or suicidal thoughts. We all thought it was great !
As a side comment, a close friend bought a 3D TV. After a short time of watching 3D content, he had what was later determined to be an epileptic seizure. (He wasn't a previously-diagnosed epileptic, but he'd had strange symptoms all his life. Which were never tied to epilepsy.) The doctor who did the definitive diagnosis said that his 3D TV probably saved his life!
Let's note the following:
1. Jason Heinie...er, that is, Heiner...is a blogger with a deadline and a publish-or-perish imperative. He well knows that if it ain't controversial, it won't sell - and won't realize a return on investment.
2. IMAX 3D releases are structured to keep the illiterate masses coming back for more. This illiterate mass will definitely go back to see Avatar II, so IMAX is successful in my case!
3. 3D TV's can be less than satisfying, depending on how 3D content is displayed. Be that as it may, TV manufacturers typically include their best technology, both 2D and 3D, in 3D sets. So, buy a 3D set, get the best there is. Scam is as scam does....!
If you can't abide by active 3D glasses, have epileptic seizures caused by watching 3D content, and/or don't have a good lawyer, then you probably agree that 3D is a scam. Otherwise, find your two brain cells, and rub them together.
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