One of the ultimate aims for 3D technology is to allow people to enjoy high-quality 3D images in their own home without the need to wear special glasses. In this short film, you can find out how researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are pioneering a new generation of glasses-free 3D displays. The reason these scientists are so confident that their "compressive displays" will be a commercial success is because they are able to utilize hardware that is already available on the market.

This film is part of a series, recorded at MIT's Media Lab, including a film about futuristic environments and a new smartphone eye test for the developing world.