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By on May 25, 2010, with 58 Comments

Today I found out about augmented reality browser called Layar. I’m positive this is the closest we get to what future will look like. Incredible! So what is it all about? In short, you’ve all probably heard about geo-location services lately, but what this thing does, it combines all of the geo-tagged data, and shows it on-top of your camera display. When you look at the environment through your phone display, it uses a built in orientation device, and adds preferred layers on-top of a real life surroundings. Imagine you walk into a club, look through your mobile phone camera, and see interactive information hovering above people, or see tweets hovering at your favorite coffee shop. You need to try this yourself to see what I mean. The possibilities are endless! Can’t remember last time something amazed me this much. For the illusion – no info was available. Just try and focus. Something funny is happening, but can’t understand what.

Switzerland_Geneva_Focus_Optical_Illusion

  • MasterBT

    This one is pretty easy to do on Photoshop ;)

    Just a Blur->Zoom

    anyway, cool

    • http://gmail.com Andrewpoky

      stare at the middle red dude for a while. ul c

  • peace angel

    I don’t c anything cept a blurry photo, and the guy in red stands out a bit more

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashley-Reed/1545807036 Ashley Reed

    its not how it done but what it dose for your site. If you notics all the rider are in one state line but if you look at the guy in the red then it looks like all he is ahead of the other and they are riding in a v shape.

  • Gregory Padilla

    Not really sure what’s going on here. I just see a blurry picture of a bike race. Is there something I’m missing?

  • Tim

    I don’t see anything. Sorry.

  • Sergio

    isnt this what it looks like to have tunnelvision? like not kidding. i kinda have that problem. i can see everything around where im focusing. but cant really make out anything. kinda like what you see in that photo. you see it. but its distorted

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Lane/594657057 Jesse Lane

    All i can see is a blurred image…..help?

  • http://matiaswilkman.blogspot.com dep


    http://i46.tinypic.com/730agx.png << download link for Layar Android (QR Code, read with your phone)

  • Samer Reskaus

    I can, only look at the other bikes and look back

  • Leon Haidvogl

    what’s the big clue about?!

    • grayified

      It looks like the guy in red in the middle has the #1 over his head (the green rectangle). you are supposed to view this pic thru your cell phone camera and it stands out more.

    • http://www.Moillusions.com Alberto

      Try looking at it at night look from left to right and keep going until the blurry ones move back and forth but they move quickly so watch out.

  • hps bajwa

    in this bikes illusion, not able to make out what exactly is happening there , some one please clarify. thanks

  • Mr.Z

    the middle guy looks smaller than the others,maybe that’s the illusion,or maybe he’s just a small guy

  • Ron

    Not too difficult to do in camera either, just a matter of zooming the lens during the exposure.

  • lol

    pretty easy to do on an SLR camera aswell. ya just zoom as you take the photo. as long as its a reasonably slow shutter speed

  • Brad

    This is a terrible ‘illusion’ ! :|?… photoshop blur>zoom…. wow…. really? nothigns happening in this picture, prove me wrong, please :\ :)!

    Also, that sounds REALLY AWESOME about the Layar thing! i must try it out!!!

  • wowzzer

    i think that what has happened is the middle (red )biker has either almost come to a complete stop or something to that effect and the others are flying by. That’s why he is less of a blur than the others.
    I could be way off on this…

  • panko

    As well, you can get this effect by zomming in (or out) during the picture exposition time (while the CCD is being exposed). But usually, it requires longer exposures than this one (nearly 1/125 or 1/60 sec i guess).

  • http://youtube.com/sarahlouisemcm Sunny

    I’ve got an illusion to send… Where do I send it to?

  • confused

    WTF are we supposed to be looking for?

  • Unknown

    Yeah, I’m getting pretty dizzy after looking at it in 5 seconds :P

  • http://wslewis.deviantart.com/ wayne

    You can also do this on a 2 second exposure

    zoom the lens whilst the shutter is open

  • http://twitter.com/Joan_W Joan W

    After looking at the photo for a while it almost looks 3D.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-ONeill/100000110701193 Jake O’Neill

    Thats pretty cool

  • Duuuu

    Your optical illusions have the worst trait of all. They are boring.

  • Damion

    I believe the center rider is superimposed over another rider. The jersey on the back of the rider has no number and that is not allowed in most racing like this. Its not so much an illusion but a wide open f-stop for a long exposure.

  • http://myspace.com nadia

    TO DUUUU HOW DARE YOU INSUILT A TRUE GENIUS I DON’T SEE YOU HAVE AN OPITCAL ILLUSION WEBPAGE WITH OVER 1,000,000 FANS AND DONT CRITIZE OR DEFAME SOMEONE CHARACTER OK YOUR IGNORANT AND VERY RUDE TO MAKE SUCH SLANDEROUS COMMENTS THEN WHY ARE YOU IN THIS SITE TO MAKE SUCH RUCDE AND INAPPRORIATE COMMENTS TO MR.V. YOU CAN SEE HE IS A TRIUE GENIUS AND HE IS BLESSED I DONT SEE YOU AHVE A WEB PAGE OR ANY FANS COMMENTING ON YOU AND YOUR WEB PAGE YOU SHOULD LAY OFF YOUR INCONDERSATE AND RUDE AND SLANDEROUS COMMENTS ON THIS WEBPAGE YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OYUR IGNORANCE YOUR VERY MUCH APPAULING TO BEGIN WITH AND YOUR COMMENTS AND YOURSELF SHOULD BE BANNED ON A COMPUTER YOUR JUST IGNORANT I DONT SEE YOUR WEBPAGE OR ANY DESIGN SO DONT JUDGE A BOOK UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THROUGH IT ALL THE WAY TU TIENDES SENOR? NADIA

    • A

      Whoa calm down I don’t think any of the comments had curse words or something SUPER rude just chill I know they shouldn’t write some of the comments I have read for lots of illusions but chill out you are speaking jibberish.

  • Justice193

    the blur is meat to draw your eye to one spot in particular, I’d say this spot should have been the red driver for this shot, but the focus seems to have been misplaced to a patch of dirt between the red and blue driver, making it near impossible to focus on any of the drivers, and making the only really interesting thing in this photo a little patch of dirt.

  • endan

    I think that if you focus on the spot that Justice193 was talking about, it gives you the impression that the motorcycles are actually going away.

  • darkwolf

    Red is nothing but background.

    Far right rider is asimo the robot.

    Or

    Far right is a stormtrooper on a starwars type “bike”

  • http://www.dmcaenforcement.org Chad

    Wow.. I got dizzy trying to focus on the red driver. I need to sit down first before I view some of these great illusions :-)

  • http://moillusions.com coolez

    i not sure if that is i just used a phone and zoomed in im not sure what i saw a bar A clue is at the top of the middle man

  • Rayan Dekey

    No one focus easily they surprised at first time.

  • Rob

    It Looks like they are all riding on unicycles. I don’t see any front wheels.

  • Waldo

    The rider on the left side of the image seems to be falling off… I think that is the illusion in here.

  • Waldo

    Sorry, I mean on the right.

  • Angel

    It seems like it moving when i stare at it

  • sarah

    it looks like to me when i stare at the man in red it seems like the whole picture is moving and it actually looks like there racing it’s amazing!

  • Aura

    To see the picture you have to use your mobile phone camera. It works!

  • derek

    the guy at the farthest left looks like he is eather running or missing a back wheel

  • jeremymercer

    maybe there was a camera on the front of a bike in a second row of bikes behind these guys and the camera snapped a picture as soon as the camera bike accelerated…? i dont know, just a possibility.

  • niranjan

    i dont see anything but when i focus,it seems as if i am zoomed in for a second.

  • syna

    omg i saw the bikes move left n right O_O

  • Mike

    Power Rangers on dirt bikes.

  • Claudio

    When you look long enought to the middle one, it looks like it’s moving.. Or I just had crack in my food xD

  • http://www.mylazysunday.com corey robertson

    this photo is shit!!!!

  • John Jepko

    The reason is when you think your eyes aren’t moving, they accutaly are. Same thing for the photos that look like their moving but their not.

  • kevin

    you have to cross your eyes

  • Harry

    I knew!! Yes, it was really funny, they seemed that they will crash each other!!Amzing! Eventhough they are racing in a straight horizontal lines.

  • A

    Oh I think I know! The guy on the end looks like he has no head!

  • A

    Squint your eyes!

  • the dude

    i noticed the bikers getting further away…

  • lilcr8sian

    This image makes me feel more wonky than the pulsating animated illusions…

  • Alex

    seen a different version with words

  • http://moillusions.com kiana

    ow that gave me a headach

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