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Have You Seen This? Giant crashing wave in the middle of the street

By John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - May 22, 2020 at 3:10 p.m.



THE STREET — Technology is amazing. It still blows my mind that we can hold a computer in our hands and be instantly connected with the entire world. We can watch live images from space, and not to mention order a pizza using only our thumbs. Now that's technology. While I'm impressed by easily receiving pizza there are even more amazing applications of technology, like this installation in Seoul, South Korea.

Digital technology company d’strict recently completed what's described as the world’s largest anamorphic illusion in Seoul’s Coex K-Pop Square. The illusion looks like a giant wave contained inside a transparent box and it is mesmerizing. If you're not careful you'll fall into a trance watching it and wake up four days later in small trailer in Laredo, Texas, missing your shoes. So, please be careful. But this really is amazing to watch and I still have my doubts about it.

Sure, they're telling us some brilliant and creative minds came up with this idea and figured out how to execute on it, but I'm still not convinced this isn't straight-up magic. I mean, they call it an illusion themselves and I believe they somehow figured out how to control the sea, placed it in an invisible box and then kept the water in perpetual motion while they placed it in the middle of a bustling metropolis. Go ahead scientists, try to change my mind. But keep in mind I graduated with a communications degree and I prefer to watch old reruns of "Charles in Charge" over anything on NOVA.

So enjoy the video and remember, thanks to this installation in South Korea, we now know that magic is real.

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