DailyDirt: Seeing In Color

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Seeing in color is often taken for granted, even though about 10% of the human population is colorblind in some way. There aren't really that many ways to correct for colorblindness, but presumably, once the technology exists for giving people the ability to see in more colors -- we could go a bit overboard and try to see in the infrared or the ultraviolet, too. Here are just a few fun links on color perception. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 30th, 2013 @ 5:04pm

    I was thinking about Google Glass and how privacy perception will need to change in the not so distant future.

    Oh by the way one high tech way to deal with cameras is with infrared light, if you put your remote control in front of any camera you can see the light, meaning if you get a infrared flashlight and put it in front of your face the camera can't see it :)

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 30th, 2013 @ 5:19pm

    uh, don't modify my rhodopsin, bro.

    Who's going to get gene treatment therapy just to see a redder red?

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    BentFranklin (profile), May 1st, 2013 @ 4:55am

    I suspect you'd have to modify your brain to interpret those signals as well. Otherwise, the same neurons firing would go to the same places in your brain. You'd just see the same red.

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    Anonymous, May 2nd, 2013 @ 3:55am

    This is nothing new. Congress was seeing red everywhere in the 1950s.

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