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Desc:The tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the square.
Category:Short Films, Science & Technology
Tags:3D, cross-eyed, 2D, 4D, not a schooner
Submitted:Azmo23
Date:04/10/14
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Gmork
Don't try to interact with it unless your science skill is at least 75.
oddeye
Quick! Read a magazine to boost it 10 points.

Cube
Four dimensions are even harder to comprehend, when you have three pixels to explain it.
Rodents of Unusual Size
Calm down, hypercube. It's okay.
Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
What we're experiencing there is really what the tesseracts 3 dimensional "shadow" would look like. Humans are not designed to be capable of perceiving or imagining shapes with more than 3 dimensions.
oddeye
Dude I perceive shapes with more than 3 sides all the time, the fuck you talking about?

Old_Zircon
Humans are not designed full stop.

TeenerTot
The fourth dimension is time. Or is it The Press? Either way, I can totally imagine that.
Check. Mate.

Repomancer
Time is *a* dimension. The number is arbitrary.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
oddeye. I assume ure trolling. 3 *dimensions*
Zircon, "designed" by natural selection. ie Our vision system and the parts of our brains which visualize 3 dimensional objects and spaces.
Cube
A person with one eye can see two-dimensionally, while a person with two eyes can see three-dimensionally. Perhaps by using a third eye, we could see four-dimensionally?

As a curiosity, a person with no eyes can't see one-dimensionally. They can't see shit.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
A person with 2 eyes only really sees a sort of 2 and one half D. You see our retinas only pick up 2D images, we use information from both of them to add some depth information to the images but we cant see the back of things or inside them which is what really percieving fully 3 dimensions would be like.
Losing an eye doesnt affect your vision that badly as a lot of the depth information is inferred from the objects shapes, lighting, textures etc.
Our brains have hardcoded information to make these assumptions so in very different kinds of environments from what we evolved in (like on the moon say) things look weird and its hard to make judgements about distance / what things are made of / etc.
Also because of this hardcoded information (a cheatsheet, if you will, thats used to solve some of the ill-posed engineering question of vision) we can trick our visual system with things like TV.
This is an incredibly brief and offhand description of some of this stuff btw

Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
The ability to perceive 11 dimensional hyperspace would be pretty cool but not very adaptive. We really need to perceive mostly 3d rocks and fruit and tigers and stuff.
Meerkat
Brainmelty
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