Visual Information

August 23, 2008

First, there was the eye. Then, there was the camera lens and film. Then, there was the movie camera lens, and film. All, involving someone else’s eye.

Now, we have a computer with lasers. These lasers pick up an image’s shape and proximity. It(self) sees, in a similar matter a bat “sees”. How long does it take for these waves to return? What does that tell me about my surroundings?

It isn’t perfect yet, as that video is quite grainy. But, in 1976, we got this image of Mars’ surface.

About 25 years later, we have this.

So, who knows. In 25 years we may have a computer that can see. Scary?

Look for this in a movie.

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One Response to “Visual Information”

  1. […] Original post by bigh012345 […]

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