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    I don't know if this is incredibly old or something. My friend just put this link on his twitter tonight. I find it incredibly interesting that we're moving towards augmenting human senses, re-purposing them, or even creating entirely new ones.
    • CommentAuthoradrian r
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2009
    Fascinating: thanks for that.

    Generally though, I feel there's so much more room in people exploring innate sensory potential, as demonstrated by Ekman for instance, that until we know the true limit of human perceptory capability the need for augmentation is redundant. I say this with confidence given that I'm part of a small group being mentored by Eric Robbie. You're unlikely to have heard of him, but he's known in NLP circles for his extraordinary sensory acuity.

    Just by paying attention to your eye movements, for instance, Eric can tell you things like 'You've got children aged 2, 4, and 6'. How did he do that? By comparing the relative sizes of the children in the mental images someone was making. He can do equally unlikely things where other senses are concerned. And, if you'd like to explore what's possible in Eric's company, check out this piece on an event he's running at the start of July.
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    That sounds really interesting. I do think people haven't reached the maximum potential of human senses, obviously since the brain can essentially re-wire itself, there are probably an insane amount of possible variations of how senses can be heightened naturally.