But the people of Viganella
had a dream
Build a giant mirror
—8 meters wide and 5 meters high—that would reflect sunlight into the town. The mirror itself is controlled by a computer that continually adjusts its position to reflect the optimal amount of sunlight.
Okay, I have a few questions. First off, are they entirely sure that a giant mirror reflecting sunlight is
a good idea
? You’ve seen what happens when you put ants under a magnifying glass on a hot day. Aren’t they essentially pointing a
at their town? Secondly, how long do you think it will take for a citizen of the town to go permanently blind by staring at the giant illuminated mirror? My money’s on about five minutes.
We’ll see on December 17th, when the mirror goes into effect.