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(Kotaku)   Stereoblind dude sees in 3D for the first time in his life- on the world's dustiest Nintendo 3ds   (kotaku.com) divider line 5
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2013-04-30 07:06:00 PM
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But clever readers have already noticed that my sight lines meet at just the right distance for holding a 3DS.

So why doesn't he see depth for real things at that distance?

In fact, since you have to cross your eyes to see stereoscopic pictures it seems like he should be able to see them easier than most.

Cross your eyes slightly until the two pictures split and make a third image of equal size in the middle.  Tilt your head if you have to to make the top and bottom edges parallel.  Focus on the middle picture.
techlosofy.it
2013-04-30 04:22:50 PM
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Seems a bit over-dramatic for me.  I can only see out of one eye at a time, but I've never called it some type of "blindness".  Merely, "I have no depth perception."  I don't "despair" about the mountains not having volume.  Shadows, size and other tricks tell you most of what you need to know anyway.  I can even parallel park now.
2013-04-30 04:04:43 PM
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Peki: All right, Internet. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to develop an app or program (maybe Google Glass?) that will render in real time the world through a 3DS screen, so this dude can appreciate the world.

/I would do it, but I have no skillz
//only problem: Grand Canyon. That thing looks like you're in front of a flat-screen IMAX anyway.


The 3ds has a 3d camera. If he just turns on the camera app it'll basically do this for him
2013-04-30 05:50:21 PM
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PsyLord: Subby, is it dusty because it has been sitting in the corner, unused for months?

/sounds like my Wii and PSP


You haven't been paying attention. 3DS is having a monster year.
2013-04-30 04:02:42 PM
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I kinda envy the guy.  I'd like to see in 3D at some point.

Unfortunately, my brain's never really had binocular input and can't process it when it gets it simulated; attempts at various 3D tricks just give me a burning headache after about 2 seconds of blurred vision, and then- strangely enough- my sense of hearing starts to cut out until I stop.
 
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