Daredevil was right…

Daniel Kish, a.k.a. Daredevil

Daniel Kish, a.k.a. Daredevil

A few weeks ago, I reviewed Netflix’s Daredevil TV show. I noted that Matt Murdock does not possess any notable superpowers. A few people (correctly) noted that Murdock uses a form of echolocation to view the world around him. This certainly seems to be beyond normal human ability.

I thought I was wrong in my review, but it turns out I was mistaken. I’ve since read about Daniel Kish, a (real) blind person who has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. Mr. Kish clicks his tongue to send sound waves that bounce off hard surfaces. He claims to be able to detect houses, cars, and even other people. He even demonstrates his ability in a recent TED talk. It’s fascinating to think that real humans are developing the same superpowers as a Marvel superhero!


About Dom

I study constitutional politics in Southeast Asia and I occasionally work as a consultant for rule of law projects. I enjoy science fiction and fantasy stories, both as an escape and as a way to better understand our world. One day, I hope to write a book about politics in genre literature.
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