Is 8D Audio, hype or reality?

You probably are aware of 3G wireless data? 3G got really big and got superseded by 4G; and now, we are in 5G. In fact, 5G is called LTE.

It seems like every single year, wireless data speeds in the United States, Hongkong and elsewhere are exploding. Back in the day, you will have to wake half a day just to watch a 5-second video.

Now, you can watch a streaming, high resolution, 4K video in places like Hongkong all day, every day. That’s the speed of technology.

This is why if you hear the phrase 8D Audio, don’t be surprised; because while there is a lot of exaggeration in that terminology, it’s only a matter of time until it becomes reality. Just like 3G used to be exaggerated a lot and was used for marketing purposes; now, we live in a 5G world. And it’s only a matter of time until 5G is delivered and we are talking about 6G.

The same thing applies to 8D audio. Believe it or not, 8D audio is real… sort of. Of course, they only audio that seems to be real right now is 3D audio. But the truth is, people, talk about technology that isn’t available yet all the time.

The good news is that 8D audio or something close to it already exists in a laboratory somewhere. It’s only a matter of time until that laboratory work gets written down into a report; this report is then replicated in an experiment. Some scientist then forms a company; stuff gets patented; and before you know it, 8D becomes a reality.

How do we measure that reality? You can buy a flat screen TV or some sort of sound system that has that technology built in. That’s probably many years away, but that doesn’t mean that the technology doesn’t exist now.

So, understand how this all works because, it takes some time for market protocols or standards and customer expectations to catch up with technological innovation; because, a lot of the things that we thought were downright magical or fantastical now, like 3G and 4K TV technology were nothing but fantasies as recently as 5 years ago.

Don’t be too dismissive of 8D audio.

It might seem like out of the world; it might seem flamboyant, exaggerated and hyped; these might all be true. But at the end of the day, never underestimate technology. It has an uncanny ability of surprising people who knew better.

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