Sky Using 3D Technology to Cure People of Arachnophobia

Aug 13, 2010
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If you're a fan of 3D, and you find yourself living somewhere where you can get your hands on some Sky 3D goodness (which doesn't launch until October 1st, for the record), then hopefully you don't suffer from arachnophobia. Sky believes that with their 3D technology, which is apparently realistic enough to handle something like this, they can cure people of their fear of spiders. That's right -- by having digital spiders crawl out of your TV, they hope to make folks enjoy the little creepy-crawlers a little bit more.

Sky is going to use a video that was, from start to finish, shot in 3D. The film is being shown at Liverpool's BugWorld Experience right now, but that's merely a build up until it launches for commercial retail. That will go hand-in-hand with Sky 3D's launch on October 1st of this year.

According to Sky, the spider film is "ultra-realistic," and uses upwards of 25 spiders for the project. You'll see little nasties ranging from false widows to tarantulas, as well as other "not so terrifying" spiders, as well. We're not exactly sure if 3D technology should be used for evil, necessarily, and let's face it. This is evil. While thinking about a spider crawling out of your shoe or bathtub may be bad enough, now you'll be able to see one crawl out of your tub, and then out of your TV, right onto your face. Yeah, that sounds like a success.

[via TechRadar]


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