The Resolution of the Human Eye


Right now, this very second, you are looking at a screen. In fact, at any given moment throughout the day, you’re probably within arm’s reach of at lease one screen. That’s because they are literally everywhere these days. In our pockets, on our walls, on our laps, even on our faces.

With each and every technological advancement, the resolutions get better and the pictures get clearer. All in an attempt to recreate the “realness” of the human eye.

But the question is, what is the resolution of the human eye? Has technology already surpassed it? Or is the human visual system so advanced that we’d be better off just settling for a 720p plasma and letting the tech companies chase the impossible?

Michael Stevens of Vsauce resolves to answer this question about the resolution of the human eye in another brilliantly eye-opening YouTube video.


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