In a sleep pod, lab, secluded home or space station, isolation is better with a great view
Astronaut Jeff Williams is a passionate artist with a camera. Isolation would not be kind to Jeff without a window for viewing and shooting the amazing views of our planet.
As we consider choices for protecting or containing ourselves, our families, our businesses, research projects or our homes, we are well advised to consider the view. People are visual animals, and our ability to see and understand the surroundings is not a minor thing. Even when we are isolated from those surroundings like Jeff, the need to see them is palpable. It calls to us, and punishes us if we ignore that call. Thousands of generations before us depended on sight to stay safe. We were built from that heritage.
When you think about isolation, don’t forget the value of a great window. Clearly, it’s better with a view.