While watching 3D, you can gradually get accustomed to the infra-ocular distance used to film the scene, which may differ from your view of the natural world. When adjacent scenes use different camera configurations, your mind takes time to make the adjustment to the new 3D perspective. This is one of the contributors to the headache effect.
In sports, the action is unpredictable, and may move towards or away from the camera(s) unexpectedly. Cuts from one view to another are frequent. This causes the viewer to continually readjust to new 3d perspectives. IMHO, this problem is the unavoidable Achilles heel of 3d sports. Remember, this is technology-independent. It doesn't matter what kind of glasses are being used, or whether no glasses are used -- this problem still exists.
.. everyone is taking crappy pictures with crappy cell phone cameras. Why did we bother??
Maybe they *like* their photos that way. Hell, they're taking photos with (fairly decent, now) smart phone cameras and deliberately injecting the flaws you saw in 30-year old cheap film cameras using software like Retro-Camera and Instagram. The look of such photos is actually a novelty to kids who've always had their photos taken with DSLRs.
Another unbelievable latency issue is HDTV. The audio often fails to be synchronized with the video. It is particularly annoying when the video is behind the audio. This happens frequently on all types of telecasts. I have spoken to a TV station engineer about this, and incredibly, there is no standard way to ensure that the audio and video of HDTV are in sync. Someone at the station can make an adjustment for a particular program, but the offset can be completely different in the next program.
I see this often on direct reception via antenna. No telling what weird latency problems are added when the signal is transmitted through a cable or satellite system.
HDTV in general has at least two or three seconds of latency compared to analog. When you're watching a "live" event, you're not.
Individual TV receivers introduce varying latencies. If you have multiple TVs set to the same channel, you can see and hear this. That ought to be a published spec on TVs, as well as the other gadgets mentioned in the article.
when I first experienced depth perception, I first experienced depth perception I just about fell out of my chair. While I haven't investigated trying to correct the vision problem,
Maybe you should. It used to be considered impossible for someone to acheive depth perception later in life if they didn't develop it as a child. This famous story is about a woman neuroscientist who did so: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5507789
Disconnect those systems from the internet
Remember, a lot of these are old school systems. I know that a lot of remote SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) equipment was never on the Internet. Why? Because it had a modem instead. The electric utilities upgrade their stuff at glacial speed. I bet a lot of that stuff is still out there, and still has a modem connected and has weak to no security.
Backed up the system lately?