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Questions tagged [illusion]

For questions about deceptive visuals that are not what they appear to be.

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How to effectively convince a populace living in a dome, that they're experiencing a spaceship landing?

I have a population living in a dome, and they have been for generations, totally sealed off from the outside world. What type of engineering would need to be in place to effectively convince the ...
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Could time flow differently​ in full-immersion virtual realities? [closed]

In a society where full-immersion virtual reality is common, how much more of a hurdle would it be to trick the mind into accepting a different passage of time? For example; you enter a virtual ...
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What kind of supernatural powers don't break the masquerade?

I'm designing a world a of supernatural beings loosely based on Christianity/Judaism as described in Naming the forces of the Purgatory? who visit Earth without humans being aware of them. They ...
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How can citizens prevent brainwashing?

I need to identify a way citizens can prevent brainwashing, or acertain a level of clarity about reality when propaganda is abundant. What systems exist that would allow for a sincere search for ...
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Realistic controlled illusion

Using pre-industrial era technology how does an intelligent creature create the perfect illusion that reproduces vision,sound and touch sensations and make them seem perfectly ''real'' from the ...
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How to fight enemy you can't concentrate your eyesight on?

Few weeks ago my wife have bought a dress with crazy texture. (See picture). After few minutes watching her in this dress, I have a headache and feel dizzy. I think there is something in it's image'...