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Understanding other dimensions - Flatland

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Published on Aug 4, 2007

Suppose you and I live on a flat table. We are flat organisms that can only perceive 2-D. Front, back, left and right were the only directions we knew. Now, if I am in front of you I will just see a line. If I have to get past you, I will slip and slide past you. Imagine if some one said we had a third dimension of height, how blind would be to that concept! Say someone picked me up and placed on you other side, it would be nothing less than a miracle for you. I disappeared in front of your eyes and appeared at another place out of no where as I can see you leave the surface of our flat table and move above me and land on the other side. Well, in mythology we hear about people having such powers. In real science?


Suppose we extended the flatland to one more dimension. Now imagine we were 3-D organisms. We would be pinned to a 3-D membrane. And someone picked me and moved me through the 4th dimension and place on you other side? A miracle!? =)

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