Enhanced Senses

Wed, 19 May 1999 22:17:58 -0600

Billy Brown wrote:

"The simplest case would be something like increasing your range of
hearing. To do that you essentially have to remove all of the brain mechanisms that handle sound processing, and replace them with an upgraded version that can handle a
wider range of frequencies and a larger volume of data. That's a big job, but at least its confined to a single system."

To increase your range of hearing, you could easily shift higher frequencies down into the audible range with a computerized hearing aid. The sounds could be slowed down, if desired, or listened to in slices, with enough slices missing to that the sound is in the audible range but also at its original speed. One could even broadcast messages in the higher frequencies of sound that others could hear, with the right
"hearing aids".

With vision, the frequencies outside visual range could be shifted however one wanted and overlaid on the visual range frequencies, or a huge chunk of the EM spectrum could be compressed to fit in the visual range. Or any number of other options. As long as you have the equipment to detect the frequencies and to display visual information (and some kind of computing device), you can do this (the programming would be rather simple, I think).

Although (as I have pointed out before) to take full advantage of any sensory enhancements, one must learn to process more sensory information per second. I have demonstrated (to myself, anyway) that one can do this deliberately by learning to focus more intently on the present sensory experience. Many others throughout history have confirmed this for themselves also. In fact, many martial arts disciplines spend a great deal of time on enhancing one's senses.


pay deep attention to your senses and your thinking

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