Broadcasting is hazardous to health
By the end of this year, several television companies and satellite providers are going to start regular 3D broadcasting in Russia at once. Meanwhile, in the television research institute, constant broadcasting in this format is called a dangerous experiment, which can lead to massive health and mental disorders. Experiments with 3D broadcasting must be carried out under public control, with restrictions on the age of the audience, on viewing time and on the plot content of 3D programs, experts of the specialized research institute say.
It turns out that the development in the field of stereoscopic television was still in the Soviet Union, and the surround broadcast technology was first introduced in our country by professor Shmakov back in 1959, but they were used only for professional purposes. In particular, for controlling robotic arms, while investigating the accident site of the Kursk nuclear submarine.
According to Lev Polosin, the chief researcher at the Television Research Institute, experts are worried that there is a high probability of the negative impact of mass 3d broadcasting on the viewer. And for public broadcasting, NII 3D experts have never recommended and do not recommend it.
The fact is that the peculiarity of perceiving a stereoscopic picture leads to an additional load of the cerebral cortex, which is why people with an unbalanced psyche can develop disorders and worsen diseases.
This is not the first time that experts have warned about the dangers of 3D to health. At the beginning of the year, at the peak of the popularity of the 3D movie "Avatar", one of the employees of the Burdenko Research Institute of Neurosurgery suggested obliging stereo distributors to warn viewers about possible negative effects on human health. And recently about the negative impact of 3d films on the eyes they wrote on Habré.
As it turned out, 3D films are the most dangerous for people suffering from osteochondrosis and osteoarthrosis. The visual cortex of the human brain is activated when watching stereo films, but with these diseases, the blood flow in the visual cortex may be insufficient, which leads to strokes. There have been several publications on this topic in the scientific community.
In spring, Samsung, the world's largest manufacturer of 3D TVs, was forced to limit the potential audience of its products. Each such TV is now accompanied by an official warning about the increased danger of 3D for children, pregnant women, the elderly, alcoholics and those who suffer from insomnia.
Experts from the Television Research Institute are confident that the introduction of stereo broadcasting should be carried out extremely carefully and with restrictions, especially in relation to children and adolescents. Need restrictions on age, viewing time and plot. It is necessary to ensure that the effect is not prolonged, since 3D causes increased activity of the cerebral cortex.
Lev Polosin also believes that film directors, as they master the technology, will try to use it in such a way as to amaze, shock the viewer, and influence the psyche even more. This can be extremely dangerous, so the plot needs to be limited. An example is Japan, where mass mental disorders in children were previously observed when watching some cartoons on ordinary TV. And the influence of 3D technology has not yet been sufficiently studied, and can be fraught with great danger.
Meanwhile, 3D technology is already sweeping the world. This year in Russia was carried outThe world's first live broadcast of ballet in 3D. The World Cup is already being broadcast in three dimensions. Japan, as always, is ahead of the rest. In 2022, they are going to host the world championship in football and broadcast it in holographic 3D format. So the arrival of volumetric images on mass screens is inevitable. It is only a matter of time.