YouTuber Turns Himself Into an Illusion by Going Through Window
He then attempts to have our brains unsee the optical illusion.
The famous Ames window illusion is back, but this time, the beloved YouTuber Derek Muller of Veritasium crawls into it to demonstrate how we don't directly perceive external reality. The illusion is pretty simple: a flat piece of cardboard that appears to be a rectangular window but is actually a trapezoid.
However, it is also a mind-bending and stomach-churning optical illusion that never gets old. Derek Muller sets up trippy demonstrations of this optical illusion in action, and nevertheless, it is impossible to watch the video without your jaw dropping.
In addition to messing with your head, the video also provides the perfect ending message, focusing on "a little more humility and a little less certainty", saying this not only applies to our observations of the universe, but it also affects our outlook on everyday life, making the video even more relevant in today's world.
If you want to learn more about this strange window, you can watch this show from the 90s which shows how you can make one for your own with a bunch of paper, scissors, colored pencils, and a cotton thread.