posted on Aug, 22 2007 @ 01:07 AM
Originally posted by Kr0n0s
Im sure there is an explanation but it is probably one that will not make sense to me. I started to say "I know this isnt rocket science" but I
guess it really is..
Actually Kr0n0s, the technology hasn't been developed yet that can come close to the incredible workings of the human eye. The subject used to be
one of the many heated exchanges going on in FPS multi-player games such as Quake.
The postulate that we can only see 30 fps comes from a misinterpretation first documented when television was in it's infancy. At a time when
shutter speeds were slow and 8 millimeter film was exhibiting that familiar flipping or stutter.
As time and technology progressed FPS like you see today in games can be much faster without seeing any blur. Nothing can focus and assimilate images
in as many brilliant colors reflected off objects as the human eye.
Eagles having more rods then cones can see great distance but the trade off is what humans have as the best balance or biggest bang for the biological
Astigmatism notwithstanding you can turn your head as fast as you can and see everything go by. It may bee blurred but that is the cleverness in our
The alternative would be like watching a lag cheater in games. The other awesome feature we take for granted as merely a cosmic coincidence of
Darwinian happenstance, is while you are looking at your monitor just turn your head and look at the television.
Notice the immediate adjustment in focus no matter how far away 20-20 sight will see it. Actually it happens so fast you can't notice it. it is
instantaneous. The technology is what was limiting us from seeing past 30 fps and was interpreted as our own physical limitation.
We now know that the speed of sight is considerably faster. Until the technology of our finite understanding catches up with whatever the enigmatic
phenomena that sparked life into us or that primordial soup from whence we came,,
It is anyone's guess.
[edit on 22-8-2007 by Conspiriology]