NOW ~ It is HERE
Philosophically, the difficulty some people have in seeing the 3D image in a Magic Eye stereogram illustrates the limitations of our perception and how we interpret the world around us. Our brains are constantly making assumptions and filling in gaps based on past experiences and expectations, and this can affect our ability to see things in new and different ways. Additionally, it implies that the way we see the world is not absolute and that our perception of reality is subjective.
Cognitive dissonance is the psychological phenomenon that occurs when a person holds two or more conflicting beliefs, attitudes, or values and experiences discomfort or tension as a result. In the context of Magic Eye stereograms, cognitive dissonance may play a role in the difficulty some people have in seeing the 3D image.
For example, when someone is told that there is a 3D image hidden within the stereogram, but they are unable to see it, they may experience cognitive dissonance. They may hold the belief that they should be able to see the image, but at the same time, they are unable to do so. This creates a sense of discomfort or frustration, which can make it even more difficult for them to see the 3D image.
Additionally, cognitive dissonance can also happen when people believe that their ability to see the image reflects their intelligence or problem-solving skills, and as a result, they may feel uncomfortable or frustrated if they can’t see it.
In general, cognitive dissonance can lead to a person to either change one of their attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort, or to justify their current attitudes, beliefs or behaviors by convincing themselves that the dissonance doesn’t exist, or it is not that important.
Overall, cognitive dissonance highlights the idea that our beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions are not always in alignment, and that this can have an impact on our ability to see and interpret the world around us.
If people don’t believe that the 3D image in a Magic Eye stereogram is real, regardless of the fact that it does exist, they may have a hard time seeing it. This is because belief and perception are closely linked, and our beliefs can influence how we interpret and make sense of visual information.
If someone doesn’t believe that the 3D image is real, they may not actively look for it or try to see it. Their brain might not process the information in a way that allows them to see the image. They might also be more likely to dismiss the image as a trick or an illusion and not put in the effort to try and see it.
Moreover, this phenomenon can also be seen in other aspects of life, when people hold a certain belief or attitude that contradicts with the reality, they may find it hard to accept the reality and might find it hard to change their belief. They might also come up with different explanations or justifications to maintain their belief, even if it is in contradiction with the reality.
This illustrates the idea that our beliefs and perceptions are not always in alignment with reality and that this can have a significant impact on how we interpret and understand the world around us.
What is the phenomenon called when something is a fact but someone doesn’t want to believe it even though they know the fact?
The phenomenon we are describing is called “motivated reasoning” or “confirmation bias”. It is a type of cognitive bias that refers to the tendency of people to seek out, interpret, and remember information in a way that confirms their pre-existing beliefs, attitudes, or hypotheses.
When people engage in motivated reasoning, they are more likely to accept information that confirms their existing beliefs and to reject information that contradicts them, even if the latter is supported by facts and evidence. They may also selectively interpret the information to fit their beliefs, or they might rationalize their beliefs by coming up with alternative explanations, regardless of the fact that it contradicts the reality.
This phenomenon can have a significant impact on how people make decisions, form opinions, and engage with the world around them. It can lead to a situation where people hold on to false or misleading beliefs, and can make it difficult for them to change their minds even when presented with new and compelling evidence.
It is important to note that this kind of bias can be seen in almost every aspect of life, from politics, to science, to health, and many more. It is a reminder of the importance of being open-minded and willing to consider different perspectives and information, and to critically evaluate evidence in order to arrive at well-informed conclusions.
How can we overcome motivated reasoning or confirmation bias?
Overcoming motivated reasoning or confirmation bias can be challenging, but there are several strategies that can help:
- Be aware of your biases: Recognize that everyone has biases, and that it is normal to be influenced by them. Being aware of your own biases can help you to identify when you might be engaging in motivated reasoning.
- Seek out diverse perspectives: Seek out information and perspectives that challenge your own beliefs and attitudes. This can help you to see the complexity and nuance of an issue, and to consider different points of view.
- Be open to change: Recognize that your beliefs and attitudes can change over time, and that new information or experiences can lead to new understandings. Be open to the possibility that you might be wrong, and be willing to change your mind in light of new evidence.
- Be critical of the information: Be skeptical of information that confirms your existing beliefs, and critically evaluate evidence that contradicts them. Be sure to consider the credibility of sources, and look for independent sources of information.
- Practice mindfulness and self-reflection: Reflect on your thoughts and emotions when faced with new information that challenges your existing beliefs. By understanding your own biases and emotions, you can better evaluate the information.
- Seek feedback: Seek feedback from others and try to understand how they perceive the information. This can help you identify any blind spots or biases you might have.
The big deal _ Magic EYE of AI
Our world is at a critical point of convergence. We are at the start of a global awakening to intellegent technology services. The evolution of simplistic AI is at the start of exponential leaps. The investments from large companies is one aspect but the more important and transformational aspect is this technology is in or will be in almost everyones reach very soon.
In the next 1-3 three years, we will see more “awakening” about these AI technologies. It will result in more investigation and more investment. Along the way, there will be people who challenge, doubt and argue against the facts. They will want to dismiss the importance and the impact but just as most of us have phones and even the most poor of poor somehow have a smart phone as a basic human need or right, these technologies will pour through every aspect of anything that delivers a technology service.
In the next 3-5 years, we may have people developing software by telling AI bots what they want to achieve. It isn’t low code or no code, it is automated coding by ideation. There will be people teaching other people “how to” prompt AI. In fact, this is happening right now.
Customer service automation, knowledge management, search technologies, medicine, news, anything that has to do with knowledge will be impacted. This is already starting, it will be less than 3 years before we start seeing rapid adoption of these technologies. It will change many types jobs and require more cloud based services, more network connectivity and less engaugement with people.
Here is what ChatGPT responded when I asked IT the same question.
As an AI language model, ChatGPT, or any other similar models, are constantly evolving and improving. Predictions about the exact trajectory of ChatGPT or any other similar models are challenging to make, as it depends on various factors such as advances in AI research and the availability of computational resources.
However, it is likely that in the next 3 years, ChatGPT and similar models will continue to improve in terms of accuracy, fluency, and ability to understand context. This will enable it to be used in a wide range of applications such as natural language processing, language translation, language generation, sentiment analysis, and more.
ChatGPT and similar models are already being used in many industries such as customer service, content creation, and marketing, and it is likely that its usage will continue to grow and expand in the next 3 years. As the model’s capabilities improve, it is possible that it will be used in even more industries such as healthcare, education, and finance.
In terms of its impact on society, it is likely that ChatGPT and similar models will continue to have a profound impact on how we interact with technology, how we consume and create content, and how we make decisions. However, it is also important to be aware of the potential ethical and societal implications of such technologies, such as job displacement and privacy concerns.
We can’t stop what is coming and it certainly doesn’t look like Skynet from Terminator but it does mean we need to start thinking about what this kind of change will bring. How will this impact our investments? How will this impact decision making? What kind of barriers will it break down? What happens legally? What happens ethically? I don’t believe law makers and politicians are even aware of the implications.
The first thing we MUST do, is recognize what this is, learn about it and be smart and resilient through whatever changes this brings.
Now, if you don’t believe me.. well.. I suppose you may not see the butterfly in the image at the top!
This was written jointly between myself and AI..