We are fast approaching a moment of inflection when humans will either choose a transhuman future or remain as nature intended. But we don’t have all the information we need to make this historic decision. As researchers work to create realistic experiences in robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality laboratories, they are discovering that our senses are far more powerful than we know – beyond any machine and the rest of the animal kingdom.
We can see light at the level of a single photon with our unaided eyes; we can hear sounds with amplitudes smaller than the diameter of an atom; we can smell a trillion or more scents; we can taste fresh water; and we can feel a single molecule change in thickness on a smooth surface.
Author Maureen Seaberg dispels lingering Victorian-era myths that make us believe we don’t sense as well as the rest of the animal kingdom. And she advocates for a more natural approach to growing and using our extraordinary “soft-tissue/high-tech” bodies with clear steps gleaned from the scientific literature and those with super abilities, including herself.
The next frontier of human potential is here. It’s time to step into the power of our mighty senses.