Monday, September 28, 2015

271. Sensates

Exhumans often specialize in their attempts to explore alternatives to humanity. Sensates are those who have become fascinated with the sense, creating the broadest possible sensory experience, extremely specialized forms of sensing, or edging as close as possible to total sensory deprivation while still functioning in everyday life. Psychosurgery is not the only or best means of mind alteration, they say, spending a year trying to recognize faces with only x-rays will alter your brains deep structures even more thoroughly.

Among the sensates are also the few exhuman artists, or at least that is the equivalent match an outsider can make. Works such as the almost-fractals of the sculptor Emmeram and the frozen extinction events of Unfortunate Garden have become famous among transhumanity, not least because of the questions that surround them.

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