Fun Imaging Concepts, History, Inventions, etc.

Imaging - a profound concept!

 

Imaging. What does it mean?  Webster's defines it as "a representation of the external form of a person or thing."

The Bible tells us Man was created in the image of God.  So you and I are "images" in physical three-dimensional form and our "images" change as we age?  While the concept of a "person" being an image may seem strange, consider the "3d printer."  The plastic object from a 3d printer is an image of the idea coded in the computer which originated in the mind of the designer.  Which is more "real," the plastic 3d image or the original idea?  Which is more "real," my physical body whose substance and form is ever-changing or the intangible "me" that inhabits my body?

The first camera

 

The first camera on record?  Was it the Daguerrotype photo-chemical plate in 1839?  Or was there an earlier invention that introduced imaging?  Of course - the biological eye!  As none other than Charles Darwin stated in Origin of the Species, "To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree."

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