You’ve been walking around town this whole time with a super ability and you didn’t even know it. Or maybe you do. I spent time with a friend recently who admitted to having a particularly acute sense of smell. To be honest, I did feel a bit jealous, considering my sense of smell is so poor food tastes bland. Who these super-humans are, no one can say. They look like everyday people, but they’re the next phase of human evolution.
Alright. They’re probably the next phase of human evolution. It’s something to think about. Maybe you’ve notice things no one else can. The high pitch noise you hear from your television may very well be an indication of a super ability. Read on to find out what evolution may have gifted you with.
If you like salt, and you have two X chromosomes, you may be a supertaster. Supertasters, of course, have a super sense of taste. Interestingly enough, they prefer salty foods, though they generally consume less sugar and fat than non-supers because of this sensitivity. Being a supertaster is tough, and there are more than a few classified as picky eaters.
Those few blessed with tetrachromacy see colors in four dimensions (that’s one more than us normies.) This super ability typically provides tetrachromats with a boost to color differentiation. This physiological gain allows for a more detailed view of the environment. It’s not clear how humans with this condition perceive their world. However, animals with this ability are able to see designs and patterns invisible to us trichromats.
Daredevil may have put a damper on this super ability. If you have it, however, chances are you didn’t see the movie. Echolocation turns sound into sight. It’s used by bats, but if you’re determined, you can teach yourself how to do it. By bouncing sound waves off of objects in their environment it’s possible to create a 3D mental model representing your surroundings. Ben Affleck aside, that’s pretty darn cool.
Could these super abilities be the continuation of an evolutionary process? In the future, can we expect more and more human beings to possess these acute sensitivities and abilities? Or are these genetic aberrations random mutations, soon to die off. It’s hard to say for sure. What is clear is that we human beings have the ability to be more than we are. It may be that the next 100 years of exponential human evolutionary growth will result in a far more fantastical race of human beings.