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rotary goggles

Makes your heid spin
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Prismatic Inverting goggles are widely known to exist, you put them on and everything looks upside down. After a few days your brain adjusts and you see everything as normal. They are widely used by travellers intending to fly to the antipodes, so that they see as normal when they get to the upside-down countries.

Proposed is a rotating version. A dial on the side sets the speed of rotation, from one rotation per minute to one rotation per 3 days.

pocmloc, May 25 2021

One possible application https://www.youtube...watch?v=b1AQjcmzvx8
Fred Astaire could have used these. [a1, May 25 2021]

Non-rotating circuit motor racing Non-rotating_20circuit_20motor_20racing
“ um … A carnival ride? A vertigo trainer/simulator? Teach aircrew members not to puke during refueling maneuvers?” [a1, May 29 2021]

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       Can you make up a convincing reason why someone would use these?
a1, May 25 2021
  

       No, why?
pocmloc, May 25 2021
  

       You could wear them while watching a synchronised rotating television screen
pocmloc, May 25 2021
  

       Or dancing on the ceiling <link>.
a1, May 25 2021
  

       I propose fractal radial rotary goggles, which consist of multiple pairs of increasingly smaller rotary goggles stacked on top of each other, so that each "goggle" resembles, not a thick disc containing a prism, but a disc with 3 smaller discs emerging from the sides of it in the manner of a radial engine, and 3 smaller discs coming out of each of those, etc. etc. All of the discs rotate independently. When fully implemented, this apparatus ensures that each "pixel" of visual space is mapped to an arbitrary direction which is constantly changing.
sninctown, May 25 2021
  

       Isn't that like a kaleidoscope? At least my invention holds the potential for useability.
pocmloc, May 26 2021
  

       Usability on the halfbakery is barely an asset, meanwhile I suggest as a modification independent rotation speeds, directions and timings for the individual lenses. [food for thought +]
xenzag, May 26 2021
  

       //independent rotation speeds, directions and timings// Now you're taking it too far, that would be silly.
pocmloc, May 26 2021
  

       //no// [+]
Voice, May 26 2021
  

       //independent rotation speeds, directions and timings for the individual lenses.//   

       For when you're not quite up to the desired level of nausea.
bs0u0155, May 26 2021
  

       Is the rotation parallel to the frame of the glasses, or do the lenses rotate around a fixed horizontal diameter? I mean, either way: croissant.
calum, May 26 2021
  

       //Can you make up a convincing reason why someone would use these? — a1, May 25 2021   

       No, why? — pocmloc, May 25 2021//   

       Bun for those annos alone. [+]
doctorremulac3, May 26 2021
  

       [Calum] the user's field of view rotates around an axis parallel to the direction of their gaze. Rotating around any other axis would be silly.
pocmloc, May 26 2021
  

       Having them in sync would be more nauseating than having them be independent, as your brain would just interpret the latter as visual noise I suspect.   

       It might be interesting to find out if you could adapt to having one lens upside down and one right side up though.
RayfordSteele, May 26 2021
  

       // interesting to find out if you could adapt to having one lens upside down and one right side up //   

       I think your brain would try to use the eye with the normal lens and ignore the inverted one. You'd lose depth perception, and have some eyestrain and dizziness until it adapted. How long it takes would vary between people and probably depend mainly on if your dominant or weaker eye got the inverted lens. Not much different than wearing a patch over one eye.
a1, May 26 2021
  

       Okay, then train both sides upside down, and then flip one.
RayfordSteele, May 26 2021
  

       // train both upside down, then flip one. //   

       I was just guessing before, so why stop now?   

       More disorientation and eyestrain. Also depends on how long the brain had been adapted to the inverted view before you switch back, and again it might depend on if the dominant or weak eye gets the normal view.   

       Guessing is a timid way of admitting I don’t have a clue. What do YOU think would happen?
a1, May 27 2021
  

       //Rotating around any other axis would be silly.//   

       Rotating around any other axis would be difficult (because you'ld need data streamed from a remote device which might have to manoeuvre rapidly in congested spaces) and dangerous (because you couldn't see where you were going, also, see previous point) but possibly awesome in certain circumstances. Maybe this could be combined with the idea about motor racing where the car can turn but the driver can't.
pertinax, May 27 2021
  

       //Rotating around any other axis would be difficult//   

       Try rotating it around the z axis
bs0u0155, May 27 2021
  

       Okay, (+), but why would my heid spin?   

       This could be marketed as an intelligence booster. Learning a new language forces new brain connections which enhances brain function, general intelligence and defends against age-related degeneration. Wearing Rotary Goggles also forces new brain connections and therefore surely has the same benefits? To coin a phrase, //I don’t have a clue. What do YOU think would happen?//
pocmloc, May 27 2021
  

       //what do you think would happen?//   

       Headaches. And I think I'd rip the goggles off.   

       I'm not sure you'd come out any smarter. That's a different part of the brain that would start wanting to hog resource space, so dumber is not completely inconceivable. I could ask my neurologist researcher friend in Austria and see what he says.
RayfordSteele, May 27 2021
  

       Maybe not smarter, but probably lighter. It could be marketed as a weight loss aid.
neutrinos_shadow, May 27 2021
  

       Would this idea help specialists such astronauts, fighter pilots or even in disorientating situations like a helicopter ditching in water?   

       One disorientated step for man , another possible logic frame for mankind.
wjt, May 28 2021
  

       Not sure. Maybe if coordinated with inertial simulators?
RayfordSteele, May 29 2021
  

       //Would this idea help specialists such astronauts, fighter pilots or even in disorientating situations like a helicopter ditching in water?//   

       Maybe it could desensitize people with motion sickness.
Voice, May 29 2021
  

       // desensitize people with motion sickness //   

       I said something similar in my May 25 annos for “Non-rotating circcuit motor racing” <link>. Seems to be the week here for pocmloc’s ideas to make folks puke.
a1, May 29 2021
  

       That's for the master championship league, drive the circuit in a non-rotating vehicle while wearing these goggles.
pocmloc, May 29 2021
  

       //Can you make up a convincing reason why someone would use these?// — a1, May 25 2021   

       If he could this would be another website and you would be lost.
blissmiss, May 31 2021
  

       Sometimes the justifications - especially the more convoluted ones - are better than the original idea postings.
a1, Jun 01 2021
  

       //One disorientated step for man , another possible logic frame for mankind.//   

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