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I believe this was an experiment done by
NASA to determine the effects of
weightlessness on astronauts but has an
interesting effect. Goggles were worn by
people that flipped their vision upside
down. After a month of this upside down
vision their brains readusted and it was
How about using this as a punishment and
a way to prevent escape in convicts. Not
all of them, but the most dangerous.
Force them to wear these goggles for a
month so their vision flips. If they try to
escape they will need to wear their
goggles so finding them in populated
areas will be easier. Also, the goggles can
be tracked by GPS. Aso as punishment,
you can take their goggles away for a day
or something. I suppose it would be like
walking upside down for them.
The only thing i think wrong with this is
that prisons are for rehabilitation, but this
device/technique would probably drive a
man crazy to kill someone if he hasn't
Some Preliminary Experiments On Vision Without Inversion Of The Retinal Image
George Stratton first did this experiment in the 1890's [krelnik, Sep 14 2007]
Flip Vision for Volunteers
I like this one a lot better. [jutta, Sep 15 2007]
[jutta, Sep 15 2007]
Living in a World Transformed
Chronicling the author's "experiences wearing up-down reversing prisms attached to a football helmet while living in a Greek coastal village." [jutta, Sep 15 2007]
||That is a really interesting idea. Removing it as punishment seems a bit cruel, but as a method of restraint, it seems harmless enough.
||Well, it's putting the "unusual" back into "cruel and unusual", that's for sure. Some nits:
||"If they try to escape they will need to wear their goggles so finding them in populated areas will be easier."
Or they could take them off and wait for their brains to readjust, which will take just a couple of hours. (Back to the habit of a lifetime is easier than away from it.)
||"Also, the goggles can be tracked by GPS."
I know what you mean, but GPS can no more track you than your television can film you.
||I read this as "Flip vision for contacts"
||Hmmm.. if it really reverts after only a couple hours, this is pretty useless. Although you could still remotely deactivate the goggles to end a riot or something.
||If it DOES revert back in a couple of yours,
that's all you need. A couple of hours of a
convict stumbling around and running into
trees and probably drowning himself
because he's swimming upside down. or