Look at this picture. First hold your hands up close together to act as the blinkers of  intuition.

 Then separate them. The contrast is striking.

The Goldilocks EffectTunnel

With the blinkers in position and only a small centre portion in view, the terrain ahead appears to be only  of moderate slope.

With blinkers removed the precipitious cliff that represents the future
is seen to be right next to us.

The blinkers on  condition is how we interpret changes ahead using our tried and trusted  intuition which evolved over aeons and worked well for us in the past when changes were slow.

But when we instead use our reason, and consider the weight of evidence,
we become aware that  the  unblinkered  condition gives  very different picture.

 It is a picture that intuition finds unaccceptable.  
But  let's look at this checkerboard  illusion .



Are A and B the same shade?  My intuition screams out  "NO WAY!"

Because I have printed it out and put the squares right next to each other, my reason knows they really are the same shade

We have seen two situations where intuition is way out of its depth
 and must be firmly ignored .


Another blinkering effect to which we are prone is overspecialisation.

Of course, in our modern societies, specialisation is often very necessary.

But often our focus is so narrow that "we can't see the wood for the trees"

"Unusual Perspectives" is very different from other works in that,
after sketching out the necessary backgrounds,

we stand way back

so as to get the big, (and very surprising)  pictures.

The economist, for instance, will be shocked at what is made of money.