Seeing is Believing

Back in my college days (way back in the early ’90s), suddenly the entire city seemed to have taken a fancy to the then-new phenomenon that was called “3D stereogram”! 

Every one seemed to be showing off their private collections of these colorful pictures that you couldn’t ‘see’ until you learned to really ‘see’ the images embedded within it.  It was like a new currency for popularity on campus, and the world was soon divided into those who got it and those who thought the others were simply faking it.

Something made me recall those images, a few days ago, and I googled it to see if the wise old Internet had any.  And, sure enough, it did!

If you haven’t seen one already, you simply must.  It can be a lot of fun to be able to ‘see’ a 3D image staring you from what seems like just noise.  Here are some tips from the stereogram website, to help you get started…

  1. Pick a spot on the picture (the middle seems to work best) and just stare at it.
  2. Allow your eyes to relax, don’t just stare AT the image, try to stare THROUGH it. You’ll notice your eyes will go slightly out of focus. This is normal.
  3. Keep staring, don’t give up, once you begin to see the first image, it gets much easier.

What a trip down memory lane…

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