Why go Anywhere? I can be There Instantly in My Mind.

@OneOfMany (12392)
United States
September 22, 2015 9:36am CST
People love to travel so they can see the sights they can't see on an everyday basis. But all I need is a picture and some basic information and I can be there instantly. It's a skill called visualization, and I once thought everyone had it. But I found out that's not the case at all. In my engineering class we were given 2D objects and were asked to imagine it as a 3D object. I had no problems with it, because I could practically pick it out of the page and hold it in my hand. Yet out of 40 of us, only 3 of us could see it, and the other two were fuzzy on it. Was it really so difficult to visualize? You know those movies with holographic projections and how it makes it look like the characters are moving pieces of the exploded schematics around and exploring the individual parts? I can do that with imprinting the imagined parts in the air in the space around me. I can position things and turn them so I'm seeing all the details and getting a better idea of how things work. I can do that with just my mind, including cross sectional views and in motion. I have seen how parts can fail using just mental calculations before they do in actual tests. So why would I possible need to go somewhere unless I want to be there? Just today I have hung out in several tropical island chains and several sites around the world, trying to analyze the things I need to make calculations turn out the right way. It's fine to go somewhere if I want to be there in person, but if not, I can do it anytime.
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@valmnz (13257)
• New Zealand
22 Sep 15
Do you include sounds and smell in your visualisations?
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
22 Sep 15
Yes, a sense of warm and cold, sense of touch, sounds and smells. Just like being there. Except when I go somewhere too hot or cold, then I turn off temperature sensing. Such as in the Sahara, Antarctica, Greenland, and other harsh environments.
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@xFiacre (6102)
• Ireland
22 Sep 15
So many destinations disappoint so you can save a lot of money by being content with visualisation.
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@OneOfMany (12392)
• United States
22 Sep 15
I was in Tahiti this morning and walking on the beach and feeling the surf, and all while I was sitting in my computer chair! I actually went to a lot of places, San Diego, Venice, Cannes, and a few other places. Most of the places I've never been to physically.
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