Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wierd Science

So I was about to head home tonight from work and I had preemptively shut down my work PC in my office and trundled over to the GC I was .... well...working on I suppose i "should" say :). I spent about 5 mins there and then I went back to my office to get my coat, lunch box etc. and I saw this as I walked past my Colleague Daves door ...

Now my PC is the one on the right of that picture and I was positive I had turned my PC off not 5 mins ago?????? Upon closer inspection we discovered the most amazing optical illusion ever.

Observe....
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Now, I admit that this is pretty science nerd geeky...but honestly, think of all the physics involved in this actually happening and it's really quite amazing. So many variables to account for and it is all perfectly achieved by nature through absolute chaos theory randomness. The reflection actually falls EXACTLY on the screen of my PC in my office next door at exactly the right angle and aspect ratio. You can even the stickers on the side of my monitor (which aren't on Daves) and see my keyboard is different to Daves (mines black his is white). It's quite freaky that it is only visible from the one spot near the door but it really looked amazing. Best real optical illusion ever.

Hopefully someone else finds this interesting too......

3 comments:

Rachel said...

That is a pretty neat optical illusion. But I'm a bit worried about these 'images' you refer to in your other post. Are you sure it's not just the Melbourne cold making you hallucinate or something?

Michael Field said...

god I hope so...because it's FREEEEEZING again tonight :)

Ryan said...

That was really cool.... My head still can't really understand it.... Melbourne cold? Never :)
-cYn