Gameplay Background #4
If we use the visual sense as an example, it has been scientifically proven that the electromagnetic spectrum has universal boundaries, and human boundaries. The visual spectrum is what we are able to naturally see : the rest of the spectrum we are able to ‘see’ by means of technology, and represents the boundaries of ‘vision’ in the universe, as we know it.
If we apply the same thinking to the other human senses, it stands to reason that there are human boundaries, other species boundaries, and universal boundaries; this is dependent on the range of sensitivity of the input mechanism, or dependent on the scale that you measure possibilities.
We are born with a genetic makeup that will pre-determine the capability and operation of these input receptors, and also determine the operational ability of the processing unit in our heads.
What will not be determined by genetics will be the way that we choose to use this perception; that is a societal & environmental decision; the stresses & strains, the opportunities and blockades, that colour the way that you gather information and react with the universe around you.
A person’s genetic makeup has set the parameters for the individual’s sensory tools to be used when interacting with the universe. You may be large and physical in stature; you may be exceptionally intellectual; you may be a combination of both, or neither.