3DS May Not Hurt Kids' Eyes After All

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alextheblue

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Wait, did any of these elite eggheads investigate this *particular* type of glasses-free 3D screen and spend years studying its effect on young children's eyes? They're all babbling on about 3D movies and games which require glasses, not playing a glasses-free 3DS in 3D mode for hours on end. I'd rather wait for a study on this exact technology.

It only hurts 3DS sales to tell people that the main selling point over previous models (3D) could be bad for young childrens eyes. It doesn't make sense to me that Nintendo would purposely hurt their sales if there wasn't some indication on their end that the 3D mode *could* be harmful. Better safe than sorry, at any rate.
 

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[citation][nom]alextheblue[/nom]Wait, did any of these elite eggheads investigate this *particular* type of glasses-free 3D screen and spend years studying its effect on young children's eyes? They're all babbling on about 3D movies and games which require glasses, not playing a glasses-free 3DS in 3D mode for hours on end. I'd rather wait for a study on this exact technology. It only hurts 3DS sales to tell people that the main selling point over previous models (3D) could be bad for young childrens eyes. It doesn't make sense to me that Nintendo would purposely hurt their sales if there wasn't some indication on their end that the 3D mode *could* be harmful. Better safe than sorry, at any rate.[/citation]
You seem very skeptical about what some pediatric ophthalmologists say what is and what isn't safe for kids. These people go through years of schooling plus all of the research they've done in the scientific field to become optical specialists for kids. Their opinion on the matter is the mote educated and trustworthy one available on the matter.
By your reason, we shouldn't have cellphones even though scientists have already disproven that it has any negative effects on cells, but we should err on the side of caution.
 

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Nearly everything we do in life has its negative implications and problems, its a matter of balancing them out and taking responsibility to limit the exposure to the negative effects or by taking actions that limit the effects.
 

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Ooook, so now we bash Nintendo for being overly careful with out children health... couldn't you just bash the ones that are not careful enough more to make the news??? So now we should submit our children to anything that wasn't proven to harm them, even if we have doubts and no scientific proofs?
 

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All gaming can be a threat to peoples eyes...
[citation][nom]alextheblue[/nom]... Better safe than sorry, at any rate.[/citation]
Yes, better them make the comment and cover themselves rather than have massive litigations in the future.
 

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They said that Becsue it is new they dont know for sure. but this way they can not be sued.
 

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One thing they forget is the possibility of increased gazing due to bad aligned 3D vision.
When you want to focus too much on 3D artifacts in the back that are blurred out, or stare at images that pop out of the screen too much (that appear to float out of the TV, into the room) for a too long time, you might end up gazing at things, without really focusing on them
Tiredness of the eyes can be corrected by glasses, or just giving the eyes some resting period.
 

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[citation][nom]Spike53[/nom]By your reason, we shouldn't have cellphones even though scientists have already disproven that it has any negative effects on cells, but we should err on the side of caution.[/citation]Your comparison isn't relevant. On one hand we have a new type of glasses-free 3D display, which the manufacturer of says may be bad for young, developing minds. It is a new technology. On the other hand we have cell phones, which have been around for a long time, and which we understand very well. In particular, we understand things like the type and amount of radiation they emit. By the way, their output power is limited by the government.

So then, tell me all about the 3DS screen tech, how the brain interprets the light information emitted by the device, and what effect this has been proven or not proven to have on developing minds? You're right, why bother with studies! Here you go kids! Fuck it, right?
 

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[citation][nom]alextheblue[/nom]Wait, did any of these elite eggheads investigate this *particular* type of glasses-free 3D screen and spend years studying its effect on young children's eyes? They're all babbling on about 3D movies and games which require glasses, not playing a glasses-free 3DS in 3D mode for hours on end. I'd rather wait for a study on this exact technology. It only hurts 3DS sales to tell people that the main selling point over previous models (3D) could be bad for young childrens eyes. It doesn't make sense to me that Nintendo would purposely hurt their sales if there wasn't some indication on their end that the 3D mode *could* be harmful. Better safe than sorry, at any rate.[/citation]
u know what will hurt their sales? that $300 pricetag

i'll get it when the second revision is under $200.
 
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Brilliant! Issue a warning to cover your ass, then pay a doctor to downplay your warning... Unfortunately, we have a scientific community who will say anything or come to any conclusion in exchange for a "grant", to do their "work".
 

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I'm with AlextheBlue, the article is mentioning OTHER kinds of 3D, not convinced that they are talking about the same 3D for the 3DS, and yes, it is a different kind of 3D, which is a big enough deal to question when the article failed to mention.
 

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[citation][nom]alextheblue[/nom]Wait, did any of these elite eggheads investigate this *particular* type of glasses-free 3D screen and spend years studying its effect on young children's eyes? They're all babbling on about 3D movies and games which require glasses, not playing a glasses-free 3DS in 3D mode for hours on end. I'd rather wait for a study on this exact technology. It only hurts 3DS sales to tell people that the main selling point over previous models (3D) could be bad for young childrens eyes. It doesn't make sense to me that Nintendo would purposely hurt their sales if there wasn't some indication on their end that the 3D mode *could* be harmful. Better safe than sorry, at any rate.[/citation]

I agree with this. There hasn't been a sufficient amount of research done into this technology, at least to my knowledge, to warrant such decisive declarations from medical bodies. I look to respected physicist Richard Feynman for an explanation to their behavior.
[citation][nom]bill_nie_the_science_guy[/nom]Brilliant! Issue a warning to cover your ass, then pay a doctor to downplay your warning... Unfortunately, we have a scientific community who will say anything or come to any conclusion in exchange for a "grant", to do their "work".[/citation]

This could be it too...

 
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The opthamologists were talking about the eyes, not the wiring of the brain. They are correct that 3D tech can't cause problems with the eyes themselves, but there is some concern (which may or may not be valid) that it could cause problems with how the brain sees input from the eyes. Specifically, some things with 3D tech are unnatural (i.e. different from reality) and training the brain to process inputs that way might possibly compromise its ability to process reality. For example, we derive depth cues from not just each eye's different angle of view (what 3D tech gives us) but also the focus depth (which is unnaturally constant with 3D tech) and the convergence depth i.e. how cross-eyed or not our eyes need to be for both eyes to be centered on an object at a particular depth (also unnaturally constant with 3D tech).
 

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I think it's funny that no one has thought about the previous debacle with the Virtual Boy that DID damage one's eyesight. Nintendo is just being careful this time to cover its ass. Can't really blame someone for that.
 

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[citation][nom]ProDigit10[/nom]One thing they forget is the possibility of increased gazing due to bad aligned 3D vision.When you want to focus too much on 3D artifacts in the back that are blurred out, or stare at images that pop out of the screen too much (that appear to float out of the TV, into the room) for a too long time, you might end up gazing at things, without really focusing on themTiredness of the eyes can be corrected by glasses, or just giving the eyes some resting period.[/citation]
Funny, I gaze and not focus on things all the time yet I don't watch 3D anything. Is gazing bad?
 

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So did any of these "elite pediatric ophthalmologists " actually provide any actual Scientific Evidence, or did they just spout their stanky opinions without backing it up with some kind of research?
 
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