Monday, May 9, 2011

Perception is such a strange uncompromising concept

We live everyday moment of our lives in the 3rd dimension.  It is inescapable.  We do prefer it this way though at least above the lower dimensions.  Look at any 2D object like a flat wall and then to any 3D object.  From my experience, I get bored very quickly looking at 2D and 3D, while not necessarily exciting, is much more interesting and hold my attention longer.

If we lived in a 2D "flatland", we would perceive 3D space in thin cross-sections of whatever we were looking at.  The same idea can be applied to us "3Ders" looking into the the 4th dimension (which is universally accepted as time).  This makes time, 4D space, seem as a cross-section to us thus we perceive time in each passing moment of our existence and linear.

My point?  Understanding more about the world you live in makes your experience more deep and rich than going through life unaware of things.  Ignorance isn't always bliss but sometime knowledge is.

This video goes on to explain every conceivable dimension and is a very interesting watch:

Imagining the 10th Dimension

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18 comments:

  1. That's a cool vid - I've seen it before!

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  2. If you reaaaaaaalllllly want to get into some fun perception and sensation stuff (the real nitty gritty) take a college course on it. Just finished my psych degree and, if you can understand the math and biology (gasp my major actually require hard science?!) you can learn some cool things about the mind.

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  3. Amazing explanation, even though I'm a little bit confused xD
    And I finally discovered what 4th dimension and forward means xD

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  4. very cool, do some versions of string theory have 11 dimensions?

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  5. @Pixel: yes, but I don't really understand it. The 11th dimension is supposedly composed of superstrings and super gravity. What does that mean? I have no f'ing clue.

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  6. My mind feels a little overwhelmed by all of this. But in a very good way!

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  7. great video, I finally understood it

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  8. ^^^ people being enlightened - cool

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  9. Very interesting video, and an excellent explanation.

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  10. I've seen this before and I still don't know what the hell that guy was talking about!

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  11. Iv seen this before still have trouble understanding whats going on.

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  12. they lost me at the 5th dimension...freakin quantum physics..Need more classes from M. Kaku.
    +Following

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  13. your mum is so fat she occupies hypothetical dimensions

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  14. It's a crazy thought right, I just get thinking round and around on this subject.

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  15. 0.o wow! Crazy! watched the whole thing.

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  16. Very interesting never thought of that many dimensions

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