Real Life Batman: Blind Guy Deals With Life`s Crap

Submitted by: NobodyAkagi 7 years ago in Science

This blind guy is able to use echolocation to see with his ears. Feel worthless now?
There are 58 comments:
Male 3,915
wicked awesome...but they didn`t have to make him look like a retard...1:06
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Female 631
batman as in Referring to a Man Whose like a Bat Because he uses echolocation.

not because he`s liek batman the superhero..

seriously people
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Male 712
Ben Underwood...look him up sometime. He didn`t even use a damn cane and played videogames.
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Female 12
Seriously, it`s daredevil, batman was the rich kid who`s parents were murdered
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Female 221
Ive heard of this before.
I saw a video on it, but it involved a black teenager
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Female 32
I was to lazy to read the other comments but WHY THE HELL IS THIS A REAL LIFE BATMAN.... EVER HEARD OF DAREDEVIL RETARD?
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Male 6,693
Thats strange.
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Male 96
that is actually possible i saw it on tv one time also considering that blind people can hear a LOT better!!
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Male 12,365
Empathy from me, unsurprisingly.

The plummeting of standards of use of English worries me. I would class myself as being merely competent with English and yet, as you point out, I stand out like a sore thumb. I often see fundamental errors in things written by professionals, errors that a moderately well educated 10 year old should be able to avoid. I`m not talking about fine points of grammatical style. I`m talking about very basic use of language.

Amongst people in general, semiliteracy is actively embraced as an ideal to such an extent that it`s normal to call anyone who gives a damn about language a Nazi.

Human language requires a certain degree of complexity in order to be able to convey human thought. Dumbing down language effectively stifles thought, a fact that Orwell used as the basis for Newspeak in 1984. It`s disturbing that such a thing is being imposed by popular demand, more disturbing than its use in Orwell`s dystopia.
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Male 3,631
Wow Angillion - I have to say, aside from your remarks, I`ve grown more and more accustomed lately to seeing errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling (your/you`re) and general word usage to the point that I`ve almost come to expect it especially when I see problem areas up ahead.

This has to have become insidiously ingrained as of late because when I come across well-written and grammatically immaculate posts/paragraphs such as yours, and see none of the myriad errors I`ve come to expect, I find my mind trying to correct in FAVOR of these errors that I`m so used to seeing! It`s the weirdest reversal of reaction I`ve ever experienced. See how the greatest common denominator comes to further influence itself downward? Troubling to say the least. Looks like I`ll have to stick with the classics for a while or well-written/published authors of integrity where errors still STAND-OUT due to their lack of preponderance, and not the other way around. Any empathy here?
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Male 4,593
I bet he blows monkeys.
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Male 3,745
wouldnt a more accurate comparison be daredevil rather than batman? batman isnt blind at all that the phone thing in the movie was just crap (srry for geekin)

still awesome to know that its possible
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Female 533
kind of misleading description but thats really cool
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Male 12,365
[quote]i didn`t know human ears were sensitive enough to use echolocation. i will have to try that when i`m in the dark.[/quote]

Try this experiment:

Close your eyes and try to identify coins solely by touching one surface of them. You probably won`t be able to, but a blind person can do so quite easily. Or just try to determine the pattern of dots in braille by touch alone. Same thing applies.

If you`re deprived of sight, your brain will adapt over time by paying more attention to other senses. A lesser degree of adaptation can occur quickly (try sex after being blindfolded for even just 10 minutes or so) but the degree of adaptation will increase with a lot of time. I`ve seen a lecturer who was blind accurately align transparencies on a projector by feeling the ink on them.

So it would be far more difficult for a sighted person to use echolocation than it would be for a blind person to do so.
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Male 2,552
Extremely cool. `Cept he`s not the best I`ve seen doing this, he`s not even close to this.
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Male 1,083
i didn`t know human ears were sensitive enough to use echolocation. i will have to try that when i`m in the dark.
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Male 315
Why would I feel worthless. I could use light wave bouncing objects to see with my eyes. It works better.
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Female 359
Very cool!
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Male 187
I think the retards mean Daredevil, seeing as he actually did use echolocation.
But I guess we`re still trying to forget that film with Ben Affleck eh...
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Male 196
That`s awesome. Was the voice-over guy the same fella from Mythbusters?
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Female 209
Folks.. By "Batman" they are referring to how bats use echo location. Not everything in life revolves around comic books.
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Male 39
IT`S
DARE
DEVIL
AUGH
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Male 5,189
Thats bad ass.
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Male 1,452
you mean DAREDEVIL
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Female 48
flyingpie, he said he had retinal cancer. That`s bound to screw up how your eyes look.
I think I must have seen same/similar show as last-iconOC, since the one I saw was also a teenager who discovered echolocation.
Pretty damn neat feat to learn. Can`t beat good ol` sight, but it gets them around for sure!
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Male 812
Daredevil is blind and uses echo location.
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Male 416
"you mean DAREDEVIL"

Eh?
Bat man because he sees like a bat. Daredevil, does skydiving and stuff... wtf?
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Male 1,452
you mean DAREDEVIL
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Male 468
and he only looks a little retarded
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Male 1,834
very cool
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Male 33
Too bad he died of cancer.
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Male 782
Dolphin boy is all growed up.
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Male 28
lol daredevil, but I get the bat-man thing, but you still failed
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Male 120
yarrpirate, If you have to ask you probably don`t want to know.
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Female 50
batman=sighted. daredevil=blind. fail.
maybe you should have said bat man? or bat-man? or man bat? loll
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Male 25,416
WOw thats cool!
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Male 394
Why do these American TV shows always have the same voice, and porn music in the background?
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Male 533
Batman, as in bats using echolocation. So he`s like a bat-man. I understand why people are saying Daredevil though.
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Male 313
that is some serious talent. but not to be a douche, anyone can learn to do it, including the non-blind
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Male 893
I was going to say that he is more like the daredevil, but I see about six or seven people already beat me to it.
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Female 150
Wouldn`t that be more like daredevil? Batman can actually see...
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Male 12,365
[quote]BS. srsly.[/quote]

Why? Humans have pretty good hearing within a fairly wide frequency range and a very powerful, flexible brain. People deprived of one sense often develop their other senses to a higher than normal level because their brain adapts by assigning a higher priority to another sense or senses.
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Male 316
That`s very cool.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I can see the batman reference, seeing as bats use the same method to travel at night. Very poor vague reference.[/quote]

I think it`s a good one because bats are by far the best known animal that uses echolocation.

What I don`t understand is why he doesn`t make use of technology. It`s a trivial thing to have a device emit the same very specific noise either at regular intervals or whenever he wanted. I would expect that to have two advantages - the absolute consistency of the sound should improve accuracy and increased frequency of clicking should improve his overall impression, like getting maybe 5fps instead of one frame every couple of seconds. Maybe he could train up to something like realtime.

Presumably there is a reason why he doesn`t, but I`ve no idea what it is.
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Male 350
BS. srsly.
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Male 776
it would be cool if they could develop a device to do the clicking for him, maybe producing an even more effective click
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Male 503
don`t you mean Daredevil?
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Male 71
I can see the batman reference, seeing as bats use the same method to travel at night. Very poor vague reference.

Daredevil would of been better.
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Male 15
wait...why batman? im preeettyyy sure it should be Daredevil. Actually im 100% sure.....because im not an idiot.
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Male 2,422
Not as cool as BrainPort.
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Male 1,196
he drives his batmobile
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Male 436
Reminds me of this kid a while back. Guess it`s catching on.
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Male 1,598
Not sure how this is supposed to be like Batman.... If anything it is more like Dare Devil.
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Male 1,625
And he fights crime?
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Male 318
seems more like daredevil to me
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Male 2,056
Batman? hmm, if you`re making the superhero reference, more like daredevil
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Male 185
Heard about this a few years ago. Yeah, it`s real.
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Male 41
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