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The boy who sees without eyes - kid uses echo-location to see, and he does it rather well!

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posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:27 AM
Hey folks - first thread here in a while.

So I ended up on the weird side of Youtube and came across something spectacular. It's from 2007. I also did a search and found nothing. I also posted it in Medical Issues & Conspiracies (just minus the conspiracy) because I had no idea where else this could go. With that said...

This kid is amazing. I wonder if he can teach other blind people how to do echo-location.

Awesome story, and I'm only at the beginning of the second video:

Damn it! He died apparently from the same cancer that was responsible for the loss of his sight. It says in the comments around the third video and by the fifth it seems apparent - I noticed this as I was assembling this thread by retrieving the Youtube video numbers.
I'm going to Google him right now.

In the meantime, still enjoy what seems to be a great documentary and a talent/aid that can be taught to the blind.
edit on 7/17/2012 by impaired because: Fixed somethings.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:35 AM
Yeah, he died. R.I.P.

He had so much potential - more than a person WITH sight had!

Still, the implications in a human using echo-location are interesting.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:59 AM
Pretty interesting video clips.

Reminds me of the movie 'The Book of Eli'.

posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 08:06 PM
reply to post by hp1229

Don't forget Daredevil........always thought the potential skill was awesome, especially how the movie portrayed it to us 'see'ers'


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