Well ok, there are no really bad shadey goings on, that was just a poor joke, however the future looks exciting for CSS3.
Abode has proposed new technology, in the wake of Flash's fading influence, for CSS distortion and effect filters.
The CSS shader proposals have now been entered into the Filter Effects Editors Draft V1.0
There is absolutly no doubt that this will bring a wealth of expressive visual power normally only found in Flash and Shockwave.
Read the official proposal here