Before we discuss why people believe in supernatural powersas they themselves believe in them. Superheroes in our days everywhere: television shows, movies, games. There are even toy versions of the superheroes — who have not played with these “people-spiders” made of plastic as a kid? The perfect storm for merchandising. Comics franchise, fan forums… How incredible superheroes? It turns out that environment, ordinary people can also be found superpowers. They are rare, but there are real.
Superheroes among us
As you certainly know, there are many documented cases where people showed such amazing abilities as an extremely detailed memory, perception of sound as color or even magnetism. Usually all this is the genetic explanation: people with the magnetism, for example, have a higher coefficient of friction of the skin, which allows them to attract not only metals, but glass, plastic and wood.
Liam Hoekstra, the strongest kid in the world, was able to catch up at the age of 8 months. His body doesn’t produce myostatin, the gene that inhibits muscle growth. Without this, no restrictions for development of the muscles there, which leads to this superpower.
Other superpowers to a certain extent enhance certain feelings. Synesthesia, common in many artists and musicians, it’s when the perception of one sense leads to the perception of the other. For example, you can always “see” a certain letter in a certain color. Many people with synesthesia have chromesthesia that allows them to perceive sound as color.
Some even superpowers can be purchased. Echolocation, for example, is the ability to sense the location of objects in space by defining the sound that bounces from them. Bats and dolphins have this ability, and some people as well. Ben underwood learned echolocation to play football, basketball, skateboarding and roller skating, it is not using your eyes. People can also learn to regulate their body temperature using the method of meditation Tummo. WIM Hof, known as the “snow man”, learned and climbed the Mont Blanc in shorts, using the methods of Tummo to keep warm.
So people can be tough. But what is scary: there, where there are superheroes, there are supervillains. What will happen when the underground edit genes will gain momentum? What happens when private enterprises like pharmaceutical companies will have the technology to create and manufacture a superpower?
There are also certain concerns on the subject of super-soldiers, but there are more insidious factors. What options are superpowers, you know? Tell us in our chat in Telegram.