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A movement reconfigurable maze for humans.
The researcher explains the experiment is entirely harmless,
and the university has strict ethical guidelines. This is your
reassurance to yourself after climbing down the ladder into the
"experimental chamber". The labcoat wearing researcher
explained that the study was something about how
themselves without stimuli, and something else about being
careful not to run because the floors weren't even. When the
lights flash on, the ladder has been raised and the unreachable
cieling tile had been replaced, so as to be indistinct from the
others. You stand in the intersection of two long corridors
meters in length.
On the outside the researcher, now joined by several colleagues,
laughs as he watches the centre box containing yourself tilt into
motion. "Will the subject not be able to escape?", asks a grad
Taking an arbitrary path you head down a corridor, and the
seemingly flimsy chamber shudders with each step. At one point
your step doesn't land and brief feeling of vertigo overtakes you
until your foot lands solidly. Again the chamber shudders, and
curse the uneven floors. You reach the end and have a choice of
turning left, right or back. You choose left, and again after
travelling about half way, a missed step and vertigo. You reach
the end and are back at a four way intersection.
"It's doubtful", replied the researcher. "Each box has a wheeled
rocker bottom, in a track. Once the subject crosses the centre
point of any corridor the box slightly tilts, and slides to align
another corridor". "Ah!" replied the student, "once the subject
moves down any two intersecting axis they unknowingly
reconfigure the maze!"
What do you do?
||I would look for algebra graffiti on the walls.
||This is what Boob McNutt did to get out of maze he was rudely tossed into.
||Then I would sit down and cry.
(Boob McNutt was a comic strip by Rube Goldberg which ran from 1915 to September 1934. )