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Old September 22 2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Re: How small creatures perceive world

This sounds like something out Frederik Pohl's MAN PLUS. Astronaut Roger Torroway is converted into a cyborg able to live on the surface of Mars, the vanguard of a colony project. The first cyborg died from sensory overload. So Torroway is given a computer to mediate the flood of data from his enhanced sensorium. When something is knocked over in the lab, he catches only those items that would break upon hitting the floor. He literally did not see the other items, and his time sense was speeded up during the catch. Torroway's time sense is later slowed (by varying his perception of the environment) to make the months-long trip to Mars pass in a subjective instant.
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