interocular distance Sep 11, 2008
Interocular distance occurs with variable frequency depending on the subject. Due to its spontaneous and transient nature, no interocular distance is typical. Example distances include approximately 5 feet, 16 feet (487.68 cm) across tables or desks, and in extreme cases may be anywhere from 25 cm to as close as 2.5 cm. Distances of 100 yards or more have been reported.
For human beings, interocular distance fills many roles, including but not limited to the following examples.
- Solipsists describe interocular distance as the mechanism by which "individuals" maintain the illusion that others exist in some meaningful way.
- The "internet" was the burgeoning machine-nation's attempt at emulating the human interocular network.
- Mathematicians utilize interocular distance in an induction proof of the fact that if you've seen one, you've seen them all.
- All art is the sublimation of interocular tension.
Encyclopedia of Earth, publication 7328.
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