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The other day I was using a pair of those stereoscopc glasses that let you see two-dimensional images in three dimensions. I was just wondering what you would see if you could somehow use the glasses to look at an "actual" three-dimensional object with the same colour properties as the paper, wouldn't that theoretically allow you to see four dimensions?

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I'm going to say no. Even though we see 3-dimensional objects, the image we see is 2 dimensional. If you take a photograph, it looks 3d (so long as you focus on the same thing the camera did) despite it being 2d.

Technically, no image is 2-dimensional, as if it is nonexistant in one dimension then it can't exist.

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Similar to what Rasori stated,

 

Our perception of reality is [usually] limited to three dimensions, and even two dimensional figures and images are still perceived via three-dimensional mechanics (light reflections, refractions, etc).

 

The fourth dimension, which to some is time, is beyond our capacity to perceive and manipulate. We can go ahead a throw a ball through three-dimensional space, but it would be pretty hard to throw that ball through fourth-dimensional time as well. It would seem pretty impossible to throw a ball into the future or back into the past, and thats because it usually is.

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All the stereoscopic images do is give you images from two slightly different perspectives, which is imitating what happens when you look at an object — each eye has a slightly different perspective, creating the 3-D image in your mind.

 

The image is static, though. If you took a second set, at a later time, and then another, etc. you'd see in the fourth dimension — you'd have a 3-D movie. Which have been around for decades.

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