Saturday, September 25, 2010

Seeing through someone else's eyes





Skip to 2:00 for the bit that really blew me away. The whole series is pretty fascinating, browse through it if ya get the time.

The part with the cat watching the movie was freaky as fuck though. They could actually scan the brain and reassemble the activity of the visual neurons into a picture, essentially recording what the cat sees. It's pretty low quality at the present moment, but wow. I can only imagine in the future it will be possible to watch through someones eyes, recording how they see the world around them.



The way the image taken from the cat's brain showed a "cat-like" appearance, though it may have just been the noise distorting the image, really freaked me out. Maybe in the future this technology will be better refined, and we will be able to see better what the world looks like through someones/somethings eyes.I won't even get into all the shit about different people's perceptions, like is your blue the same as my blue?

17 comments:

  1. This is crazy, if this tech gets better it would be sweet to look through the eyes of other animals.

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  2. I've heard about this kinda stuff. I think it has potential.

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  3. Seeing through an animals eyes would really make me shit bricks. I have always wanted to a spot in someone else's shoes. Even if it is an animal.

    I hope they perfect this, considering the amount of lulz and awesomeness we can get from this.

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  4. It's incredible what they can do with camera lenses these days.

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  6. I read a philosophy paper once about seeing through the eyes of a bat.

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  7. That is truly awesome.
    The above poster is prbobably referencing the seminal work done in theory of the mind "What Is it Like to Be a Bat?" by Thomas Nagel.

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  8. link isnt working unfortunately

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  9. mandatory brain control chips required for all newborns in the near future. You heard it from me first.

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  10. More like mandatory ID microchips in the near future, mind control will be next.

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  11. I remember reading something about how if you are looking at something that resembles a face your brain basically goes "yep that is a face." Its why people keep putting colon and end parentheses on things.

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