What is the biggest mindfuck ever? by Aditya Sudhakar
Answer by Aditya Sudhakar:
What color is this?
Easy, Right? It's blue.
What about this one?
Yup, it's red.
Now we both understand that the first color is called “blue” and the second color is called “red” but what if we don't see blue the same? What if my blue is your red? And what if your red is my green? Shit.
The perception of color can be different for every person and we have no way of knowing how others perceive color.
Basically, there can be some inconsistency in the rods and cones in our eyes which makes it so that our perception of various wavelengths is different. One of my speculations is that we might have different “favorite colors” but it's actually the same color we perceive. Ooooohhhh.
This probably isn't the “biggest mindfuck” out there, but it'll probably keep you thinking about it for a while.