Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Archived pop culture references aside, the technology of appearance these days is absolutely fascinating, and depending on what perspective you’d like to take on the matter, you can absolutely enjoy every part of the advances we’ve gone through, or you can rally against them. Either way, it’s occasionally fun to consider our perceptions, whether it’s for personal or perhaps even business reasons. From three angles there is what you see in person, what you see onscreen, and what you can see in virtual reality.
What You See In Person
The unaltered appearance may be a bit of a rarity today, unless you catch folks sleeping. In the daytime and out in public, folks are the combination of skin care products, make-up, and hair products. For example, a light tan and great facial can do wonders for nearly anyone. And yes, of course, technology has improved the production, distribution, promotion, and advertisement of these products. The next time you wander around where there are lots of people, see how fast you can process all of these things that people do to themselves to improve your perception of how they look – it really will take your mind in interesting directions.
What You See Onscreen
This is where you get to start thinking about pixels and resolution. How much of beauty is gained or lost in HD? On a projector screen? On your phone display? Do bigger or smaller pixels make things look better or worse? How much detail do you have to be able to perceive in order to determine accurately just how beautiful something is? Does a photo do an image justice? What about if it were printed on a page? Screen quality is beginning to make a huge difference in how people find beauty in objects and in people, which is, once again, where technology comes into play in everyday life.
What You See in Virtual Reality
And then you think about virtual reality. By this, take a moment to consider animation, and specifically computer animation. How real can animators and programmers make beauty these days? It’s absolutely amazing. Any ideal in any person’s brain can become an accurate, expressive, movable object within the virtual reality framework, and that has made for some really intriguing perception alterations in people who get sucked into that world. The feelings produced in people when they see virtual beauty are identical to those produced when they see things in the ‘real’ world, so now there’s a brand new range of emotional manipulation available for those willing to experiment with it. This can be for good or for evil, loosely, but as technology continues to advance, the virtual will make it closer and closer to the actual.