Spectacles with Holograms and Computers for Seeing Imagined Objects

MAKER:
Artist

Salvador Dali ( Spanish, 1904 - 1989 )

DATE:
1976
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General Description

"A major scientific breakthrough, which allows us to give visual form to our thoughts. Already today, we can program simple mathematical objects and project them immediately in holographic form in space. The next step will be to create cybernetically prepared spectacles through which we can program ideas we are thinking in our brain. Initially, this will allow programming on the basis of simple geometric images. However, we will soon be able to project through these spectacles on a screen whatever we can imagine. We will see what we are thinking. Bravo!" Notice how the subject's dream of ants (crawling in the back of his brain, to the right) is projected onto the far left screen. Commenting on the latest technology of the 1970s, such as the development of CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) brain scans, Dalí adapts his spectacles to reflect humankind's ability to comprehend brain activity with greater precision than ever before.