Early last year I began tracking 3D news stories using news.google.com and a search for “3D”. Early on, a fair number of 3D stories were about 3D photography, 3D cameras and especially 3D content (movies, theaters, project systems) and 3D video games and displays.
Today, probably 95% of the stories are about 3D printing technology and 3D printing of products.
We know that consumption of 3D movies at theaters is up and the sale of 3D DVD discs and 3D HDTVs are also up strongly. But the popular meme is that 3D is dead which seems to shape news coverage.
3D is not dead, its just become ordinary and normal.
3D printing is the hot new thing (and it is).