Mirror Mirror -- why are you reversed?
A short story about illusions
Chris Stakutis 978 764 3488 August 2014 CTO www.concordsoftwareandexecutiveconsulting.com
When you look into a mirror, you see an exact replication of yourself. Or do you?
If you had a small mole under your left eye, when you looking at the reflection it looks like it is on the person’s (you) right side.
We are all aware of what a mirror is, and how it works.
But ask yourself this question: Why did it choose to “invert” left-to-right and not, say, top-to-bottom. Why does it do this trick in a single preferred direction?
In fact, if you want to invert an image top/bottom, you have to use a lense (a bit more complex than a simple mirror reflection, right?)
Hard to reconcile.
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