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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:21 AM
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Bionic contact lens 'to project emails before eyes' (BBC)
By Michelle Roberts
Health reporter, BBC News

A new generation of contact lenses that project images in front of the eyes is a step closer after successful animal trials, say scientists.

The technology could allow wearers to read floating texts and emails or augment their sight with computer-generated images, Terminator-syle.

Researchers at Washington University who are working on the device say early tests show it is safe and feasible.

But there are still wrinkles to iron out, like finding a good power source.

Currently, their crude prototype device can only work if it is within centimetres of the wireless battery.
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more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15817316




VERY preliminary results. Maybe not so good news if you've seen a certain episode of "Futurama".
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:24 AM
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1. ...and if you don't pay an annual maintenance fee, you get ads all the time too.
:argh:
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:37 AM
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2. I want one that shows a diamond hovering over each person's head so I can determine their mood.
:P
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:43 AM
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3. hum... does it come with Siri?
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:51 AM
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4. While the reporter uses "Terminator" as an example,
I'm thinking more along the lines of "Ghost in the Shell" :D
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:53 PM
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6. Absolutely. Trans-humanists should be overjoyed this is a fundamental step in h+
Enhanced reality is around the corner.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:54 AM
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5. spamtastic n/t
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:59 PM
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7. The Bionic Lens: better, faster, stronger.
Oops, didn't see that bus comi .........
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:06 PM
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8. I'd prefer magic eyeglasses to sticking an electronic device to my eyeballs.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:13 PM
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9. Like we need people scrolling through ads for "Easy Loan Refinancing" and...
"Male Enhancement Pills" while they're trying to drive.
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:00 PM
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10. They've just reverse engineered the Torchwood contact lenses!
http://io9.com/5830566/its-hard-to-deny-that-torchwood-...
Video at link.

Captain Jack Harkness said he brought those contacts from a planet far far away in the future, but maybe they came from Earth's future and this is a recursion.
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