Assessing Visually: classifying, comparing and interpreting

Meter, kilogram, second are the three foundations for the international system of measurements. That means:

  • length
  • weight
  • and time.

Lengths are linear, i.e. an arbitrary attribute by humans and their minds – not a natural given.

Weights are inherently describing 3D materials.

And time is supposed to be the 4th dimension in the 3D universe of Rene Descartes.

But anything we see as our prima sensor of reality is connected with our mind as the accumulator and interpreter of our experiences.

Thus we instantly assess what we see as big or small, heavy or light and derive certain qualities therefrom.

Human perception with its individual scope for interpretation is thus inherent in all measuring, no matter how absolute we’d like it to be…

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