Message #3237

From: Eduard Baumann <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Visualizing Hyperobjects
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:24:32 +0100

I perfectly agree with Melinda!
Very succinct considerations!
"we’ve evolved specifically to live in 3 dimensions and
it’s very hard-coded in our brains"

Best regards

—– Original Message —–
From: Melinda Green [4D_Cubing]
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Visualizing Hyperobjects

I don’t find slicing things to be a very helpful way of understanding them. Projections seem much more useful in that regard. MC4D will give you that tiny glimpse that you want, but don’t expect much more than that. Computers have no trouble dealing with any number of dimensions but I wouldn’t say that they visualize anything either. Sure, we might and probably should design our successors to be better than ourselves in as many ways as possible. I’m just saying that I don’t see us ever developing the ability, even in our transhumanist future.

On 11/22/2015 8:04 PM, [4D_Cubing] wrote:

Oh. Perhaps you are correct but I think that in a post-human era, AI will be able to live in environments with higher dimensions.

Right now, though, an individual could visualize a Rubik's Cube as five 2D slices and somehow put them together in their mind. I am thinking that if I somehow can visualize five 3D slices of a 4D Rubik's Cube and put them together I would be able to visualize 4D at least a tiny glimpse.