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I Hear Colors…What?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/neil-harbisson/hearing-color-cyborg-tedtalk_b_3654445.html?ncid=dynaldusaolp00000174/

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a cyborg, parts of my body replaced with fiber-optics and metal.  Would I be strong enough to punch through brick?  Or run at incredible speeds?  I always imagined the superhuman feats that could be performed using machines infused in the body.  What I never thought about was how it could affect the smallest things that I take for granted each day.  This particular individual was born with color blindness, everything seen in a shade of black and white.  That was until he got an implant attached to the top of his head that connected to the small bones of his ears.  It was a color capture device that sent certain notes in the form of vibrations to his ears in order to let him “hear” colors.  Amazing!