Thursday, July 3, 2014

What's Old Is New...

A stereoscope is a device for viewing a stereoscopic pair of separate images, depicting left-eye and right-eye views of the same scene, as a single three-dimensional image.
The earliest type of stereoscope was invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1838.[1][2][3] It used a pair of mirrors at 45 degree angles to the user's eyes, each reflecting a picture located off to the side.

This Victorian innovation basically allowed people to get a 3D perception of a location by looking at two pictures using a lens.  As the current Internet is experimenting with ways to bring virtual reality to people, I thought it would be fun to take a few stereoscopes  of the property for your fun and enjoyment.  You merely look at these pics through a special lens which could be on your $1,500 Google Eyewear or simply using one of these $5 models.

And voila!  You are experiencing "virtual reality" right here on this DIY website!  I'm sure real estate companies will be employing this technology which would allow buyers to tour a house in 3D.  But you know those chaps tend to be a little behind the times.

Otherwise, Enjoy!   Please, don't go blind!