What You See Isn’t Real
There are a lot of cool optical illusions.
They are, of course, based on mismatch between what you see, and what you think you are seeing.
Our eyes and our visual cortex need to make a lot of assumptions about what we think we see, and up to 50% of the images, created in our brain, of what we think we see, are internally generated.
So if you can understand the shortcuts and assumptions we use to create the imaginary images inside of our heads about what’s about in the world, making interesting optical illusions are easy.
A Demon Stole My Brain
One of the first common idea about whether reality is really around us or a complete and utter hallucination was Descartes demon.
He decided that, from inside your own brain, you can’t tell if all your sensory inputs are coming from the world, or are artificially created by some evil demon that has kidnapped your brain.
Later, the brain in a jar metaphor was used to create the same paradox.
Self Generating Biases
There is some troubling psychological research that indicates our biases are just as important today as they were way back in the days of hunter gatherers.
The basic idea was that back when life was harsh and dangerous, we needed all our biases to help us survive.
But they get in the way today.
But recent evidence indicates that our biases are being generated in real time, to protect us from our environment.
That the more complex our world is, the more our biases need to shift in real time to keep us from knowing the entire truth.
There was a mathematician who worked for a very secretive, quasi-government laboratory.
Find Some Cool Stuff
His only job was to do research into the most abstract mathematics he could, for reasons that would be later made clear.
But what he found was terrifying.
Only a handful of mathematicians in the world could understand his theory, which is why it was originally published.
He wanted feedback to see if this was true, or if this is just a hallucination.
Almost Broke The Universe
Unlucky for him, but also perhaps lucky for everybody else, was that one of the other mathematicians that could understand this was much more dependent on the government power structure.
It turned out his theory could be used to disprove anything.
You could use this to disprove any scientific, mathematic, or biological theory.
They decided that if this theory could be understand by enough people, the world might collapse into chaos.
That Just Won’t Do
That of course, would not be allowed.
So they quietly withdraw all publications, and slowly reassigned this mathematician to more mundane work.
Of course, they slowly and carefully fed him small doses of LSD in his food and water, so he would eventually go insane.
This was just in case he kept copies of his work.
Feed Him LSD Until He Breaks
They figured that if he went insane in a very public way, all his previous work, should it be later discovered and releases, would be easily dismissed and discredited.
It turns out there is a way to remove our biases.
But once you remove all your biases, and see the way things really are, insanity and death are not far behind.
Brains In A Protective Shell
Nobody knows know, but our brains in their unbiased state are simply not configured to understand the truth of everything.
So if you do manage to remove your biases, you may have a few seconds of pure truth, but since this truth is not something that can be understood by an unbiased train, once you understand this, you will go insane.
You might imagine that in a hundred years or so, once they master quantum computing, they’ll be able to create computer based societies.
And these computer based societies will, due to accuracy, need to be populated by entities with self awareness.
Future Machine People
Which means if we aren’t living in a matrix now, we’ll be able to create one in a hundred years or so.
And those people will have no idea they are living in a matrix.
Which means that we might be those people.
Or they might be us.
Lots Of Illusions
Not only are there some cool optical illusions, but there are some pretty cool auditory illusions as well.
Particularly the Shepard tone, which sounds like it is always rising.
Or the white noise effect, where if you listen to white noise long enough, you’ll start to hear voices talking to you.
Telling you to do things, to believe things, or to forget things.
Then there are linguistic illusions.
Stories Telling Confusion
Strings of words created purposely to create hallucinations in your mind control is much easier than you remember.
Because when you do remember what it’s like to so easily forget everything, you’ll already have forgotten what it was you wanted to remember.
Or maybe it was that other thought you were thinking before this.
Or that thought you’ll remember thinking tomorrow.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.