Adobe's Flash Going 3D: Is A 3D Internet In Our Future?

Oh, brother. Okay, we won't jump to conclusions and be immediately skeptical, but there's just something strange about how quickly the industry is latching onto 3D without any real proof that it'll work in more than just the cinema. Of course, when power house companies like Sony and NVIDIA get behind something, it leaves little choice for everyone else. They either follow suit or get left behind, in most cases.

Now, Adobe is expected to introduce full 3D support in their next version of Flash. Yes, 3D Flash. One has to wonder if the Nexus One, which runs Flash fairly well, will ever be able to even support 3D Flash, though obviously you'd need it output to a 3D monitor to fully see the effect. At any rate, the news has come right around the time that other competing web formats have announced similar support, which honestly means that even the Internet may be going 3D.

That's something that really hasn't been talked about very much in the mainstream. "What happens if websites are converted to 3D?" It's an important question to ask. You'd need a graphics card capable of handling 3D content, a monitor capable of the same and a pair of 3D glasses everywhere that you surfed. Imagine taking those into a public library in an attempt to view a 3D website. A disaster waiting to happen. Of course, now that video games are in 3D, it's not shocking to hear that Flash wants to be as well. But there will have to be a fine line walked in order to ensure satisfying experiences for both the 3D and 2D crowds.