I meet very few people who really surprise me. People who will say something I really do not expect. But also, people who look as I have never seen someone like them. This world is a constant repetition of itself. There are at maximum one hundred, maybe two hundred really different type of people. Identified them, you have seen them all.
There is scientific evidence, for this observation. Most face recognition softwares (the same used by Facebook or iPhoto to suggest the friends to tag, but also by airports security to monitor single passengers in transit), most of these codes take advantage of principal component analysis (PCA) and single value decomposition (SVD) methods. A nice way to say it, is that each face is decomposed on an ordered basis of orthogonal eigenvectors: experimental evidence show that eigenfaces with larger expansion coefficients are common to all 7 billions humans. In a simpler way, we may just say that all the process is based on the idea that mixing something like 25 basic faces, in different proportions, allows to reconstruct any possible human look.
You read my mind
I am not sure if someone has ever tried a similar method to describe what people usually say: conversations and dialogues. I have my own PCA software installed somewhere in my epithalamus. I decompose what a person tells me in the first minute of our conversation. Then I predict what s/he is going to say next. If I fail, maybe this interlocutor has something to tell me. Unfortunately, most of the times, I guess correctly. Someone may say “you read in my mind”, if I have a good reason to be polite, I will make them believe so.
Truth is, most people have nothing new to say.
Surprisingly unique. American model Devon Aoki has possibly one of the most peculiar looks among human being. She is beautiful, in her way. Nothing I have ever seen before. For once.