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Originally posted by MassOccurs
Here's a thread from the paranormal studies forum. Started in 2004, it's a bit overwhelming with over 1700 replies and 80 plus pages. Also, it's essentially dead with posts now dating months apart.
About real life super powers
So I'm glad this topic is being discussed more in a current thread...
I'm of the opinion that a man can do pretty much anything. Also, the term superpower is very relative to what is considered normal in the current mind...For example if in a thousand years technology was developed in line with projections, a person could easily be augmented with internet access in the brain, fast self healing, better mobility maybe even flying, all while maintaining essentially the same appearance we have now. So if someone were to develop time travel and come back here, they could be viewed as superhuman despite being normal in their own time....
Or there could be secret groups with better technology existing in the world today, who knows?
Or these powers could be the result of enhanced energetic states relating to philosophy.
Or maybe, higher beings could turn a human into a toy of sorts and have them do things considered to be supernatural...
So in all, I'd say the possibility of humans having super power is greater than the possibility of figuring out their origin.
Would a team of super heroes in the public realm be beneficial to society? If it happened I'd venture to guess that many on ATS would spin it into a paranoid scenario of the few ruling the many.edit on 19-8-2012 by MassOccurs because: (no reason given)