This recent article about how India's arranged marriage scene is changing brings to light a relatively new development: the marriage detective. Apparently, people fake details on their marriage profiles and these detectives dig deep to "out" any omissions and/or misrepresentations. Fascinating stuff.
The condition is known as achromatopsia, where Harbisson's entire world was just black and white. Till he got an eyeborg permanently attached to his body. Brave man. Now, he can identify colors by their musical tones, even discerning them beyond normal visual range. It wasn't an easy road either, given how he had to learn all the various sounds, associate them with the appropriate colors and manage people's responses and reactions to him as he went about his daily world.
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