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!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s