Driving is like in a video game without the oncoming animation

Two weeks ago, I was driving to San Francisco on Highway 280 and I felt good about how I felt in relation to the road. I usually hate driving but Highway 280 is pastoral and usually pleasant. But I hadn’t been on it for a while and it felt different. I was acutely aware of the road coming towards me and moving beneath my vehicle, like the images in video games. I don’t play video games, but I’ve seen enough race car tracks on video game terminals to make the analogy.

What else is it that you can perceive with stereopsis that seems similar to video games?
If anyone has any images or videos to upload to explain, please do so.

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  1. […] Two weeks ago, I was driving to San Francisco on Highway 280 and I felt good about how I felt in relation to the road. I usually hate driving but Highway 280 is pastoral and usually pleasant. But I hadn't been on it for a while and it felt different. I was acutely aware of the road coming towards me and moving beneath my vehicle, like the images in video games. I don't play video games, but I've seen enough race car tracks on video game terminals … Read More […]

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