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Virtual reality for free

Last updated 26 days ago by JohnLast Comments (2)

I was thinking a lot about writing about this topic. Should I reveal it to the general public or not.

The 3-D technology that's currently used in movies and VR requires two visual images, one from each eye, combining in the viewer's brain to produce 3-D's extra layer of depth. Actually believe it or not for 3D experience you do not need two images. The scientist who first discovered it is named Dr Vishwanath.

I can make a reference in mainstream media.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/14/tech/innovation/3d-one-eye/

The problem with Vishwanath discovery is that you can have 3 D experience but you need to use only one eye. And that is cool, maybe fun but not practical for playing games or watching some videos on youtube.

So I found a way to have 3D experience using both eyes with a mind trick. The idea is to trick the mind that a flat image from a flat screen is actually a window. However a friend of mine who experienced that for the first time got scared.

The reason is that you use your brain to create depth, and once experienced you like it. And when you like it you just keep those new brain settings. I mean whenever you see a flat image with sufficient depth information your brain interprets that information as 3D image. That does not mean that you fake 3D, you only see if there is enough information as depth perspective; shadows etc.

I discovered this by accident 4 moths ago. I was thinking should I make a business out of it. But it is a skill it is not really a technology. And it belongs to every human on this planet for free.

I use this for playing flight simulators games. Well for me it is amazing because I have a better depth perception that allows me to get those snap shots I found so hard before and anticipate trajectories in space much better.

There are some aids that can be used but the cost is barely 3 USD and everybody perhaps has already the materials to build them at home.

If there is any interest I can go into further details by describing here on the forum how to do that.

 

This is just my theory explaining how things do work.

Whenever you have a flat screen and you are watching with both eyes. The 2 pictures make figure out the brain encoding that you have a flat screen in front of you. As the screen is flat the image should be flat too.

The one eye experiment makes a 3 D by playing with the image processing of the brain. With one eye the processing system cannot know if this is a flat screen or it is window. The higher the resolution the higher chance to figure out that it is a window. To make so the original experiment uses a hole with diameter of 1 cm. in order to hide every other reference the image on the screen. Within a minute or two for every person you can switch the encoding and your visual cortex in the brain will start to process the image as 3D. (I use a different technique, my technique is to use tilted hand that hides the image of the screen for just one allowing peripheral vision, it works too.).

My surprise was that some people making this exercise from one eye and the other eye. Kept this new brain encoding with both eyes open. Go pro camera clips on you tube and Battlefield videos work best. A very good example is the crane mounting videos with gopro on youtube with 1440 resolution.

However things do not end there. I was not able to see 3d on a flat screen with both eyes open. I needed something to keep the 1 eye 3d. I did something simple. Just take cheap sunglasses. Remove one glass and watch like that. I created a visual differential as illumination between the left and right picture. And that works like a charm. But first it is needed to be able to have the 1 eye 3D effect through exercise.

I use 3 D glasses from cinema with linear polarizatin filter. I remove the one glass and put it on the other sidme. By rotating I can gradually change the illumination. In that case I can use the lowest possible but working differential.

I was afraid that this may be dangerous. So I tested on me for 4 months before writing publicly about that. I even made my grandmother see the 3 D and a lot of friends.

This works for distant things for close objects the brain still requires the 2 images.

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  • JohnLast 136 days ago

    I published this article to another forum. However my wish is that possibility is free for everyone.

  • JohnLast 118 days ago

    My discovery is that a differential in illumination is capable to keep the 3d perception even if you are using both eyes to watch the same picture.