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S. Benton published a definitive taxonomy of the first one hundred and seventy years of 3D displays covering the field up to the year 2000. In this article we review how display technologies have advanced in the last ten years and update Benton's taxonomy to include the latest additions. Our aim is to produce a display taxonomy suitable for content producers highlighting which displays have common requirements for image delivery. We also analyze key technical characteristics of 3D displays and use these characteristics to suggest the future applications for each category of display.
Date of Publication: June 2011