Some may think it's silly that so many people are talking about the color of a dress. I'm one of these. Others find it fascinating that people have such different perceptions when looking at the same image. At first I thought all this publicity about whether a dress is white and gold or blue and black is just another example of how far the human race has fallen to even think this is newsworthy.
However, I believe it brings up a question that DOES interest me, and that is; how can we ever be sure that, when two people agree on the color of any object, their brain is translating the color in exactly the same way? We can't.
To complicate the situation further, the color of light we see reflected off the object depends on many variables, including the quality and color of the light shining on the object. It is impossible to say which kind of light reveals the TRUE color.
We can take this idea further by asking why people can witness the same event or situation and come to different conclusions about it. Their previous life experiences cause them to see things in a way that lines up with the beliefs they already hold about reality.
Your perception is your reality. So, whether you think the dress is gold and white or black and blue; you're right! So, I am absolutely right when I say, the dress is gold and white! No wait, now it looks black and blue.