4 Cones To Glory

How many colors does the human eye see?

You see red, green & blue colors if you are a trichromatic(three cones to perceive {R, G, B})… but some of us also see red-green(leveled yellow)… These individuals are tetrachromats (four cones to perceive {R, R-G, G, B}) and can see around 9 million more colors than trichromats.

Tetrachromatic painting by Concetta Antico

Up Where She Belongs – Concetta Antico

This is a ~mutation~superpower I have been fascinated by for quite a number of years now. Artists like Concetta Antico( who are tetrachromats produce art with a color palette only understandable to their eyes, but equally as pleasing to trichromats and tetrachromats alike.

The most interesting part of this human difference(also present in a small percentile of animals) is the struggles of living in modern society. We think about our lighting, colors, screens & clothing as trichromats… but often a tetrachromat finds it hard to even be around our inventions due to light radiation which most people cannot see for themselves.

After meeting the founder of enchroma (, producer of color glasses for color-blind individuals, my eyes were opened to how cones can be manipulated and affect our perception.

We find differences between each individual’s perception even given similar physiology, once you add all of the mutations and anomalies we realize there is always something new to find and create. We also must remember the fact that even if tetrachromacy feels like some superpower, an equal amount of individuals have color-blindness to some degree, some with tetrachromacy are not able to function properly, and we must build and create things which can be used by all and can help us all!

How would you feel if you were born with color-blindness or tetrachromacy? Were you? Let us know below!

ONE + VR = ????PROFIT!!!

Since I am SLACKING (lol) Here is my first major Blog Inspiration:


Oneplus has disrupted the tech industry by offering premium phones with specs true engineers can appreciate, at half or less of the cost of their closest competitors. Today we are seeing POCOPHONE F1 doing the same thing to Oneplus themselves by releasing a well-built phone with top specs for $300 USD when Samsung, LG, Apple are all 2X – 4X more expensive.

The coolest part of OnePlus to me was releasing the OnePlus 2 with the world’s first VR product launch in 2015, and then following it up by launching the OnePlus 3 with the world’s first VR Game based product launch.

I attended the OnePlus 2 VR launch which was an awesome VR tour of OnePlus HQ with lots of awesome Cameos and easter-eggs hidden throughout. I had a good phone at the time and saw no reason to buy the OnePlus 2. Link:

One year later: I attended the OnePlus 3 VR Game launch which required users travel around a VR SpaceStation called “The Loop” and watch product videos, after each video you would be awarded a part of the phone as a token. Once a user had collected all tokens they could go to “The Loop Hub” and begin the order process for the OnePlus 3 right in the VR app(which redirected and opened a webpage for payment after prompting you to remove your headset). Oneplus also released a limited number of “Loop VR” headsets to go along with the launch, which I was too slow to claim (they were FREE even). I am still using my OnePlus 3 and not missing out on any “flagship features” and have yet to experience Lag even…
Link to VR Game launch:

OnePlus still seems to be chuckling about the fact they did VR product launched in 1080p while other manufacturers were saying 1440p was the base resolution to make a comfortable VR experience. I personally think OnePlus was more right to believe color, build quality & power usage is more important than the resolution on a <6″ screen. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!

I guess I am just trying to say….. being *bold* pays off when you really understand your customers.