texdent: I still refuse to wear contacts.
I_Am_Weasel: I'll let others try it first.If, after a year or so, they still have their vision then I might consider giving it a try.
syrynxx: Shut up and take my money!
BizarreMan: She'll know.
ReapTheChaos: BizarreMan: She'll know.The fact that you're jacking it while staring off into space kind of gives it away.
studebaker hoch: I don't believe they have this working now.I do believe they will have it someday.Not just contacts. Replacement *eyeballs*. Spliced into your optic nerves. That little detail is all that's holding us back. It isn't fundamentally impossible to splice onto a nerve. We just can't work that small yet, or do so over the entire nerve bundle. Humans are terrible at that kind of work. Robots are not. We just don't quite have the technology yet to make that connection.The drop-in replacement eyeballs could be high-end digital cameras, with thought-control interfaces to select IR and near-IR, UV, low light, intense light. Histogram equalization of areas of interest. Telephoto and macro view. Grayscale, reverse polarity. Any manner of software filters. And then it hits your brain as if you'd seen it yourself, and your brain takes the image processing from there. HD record and playback, either wirelessly or "look into my eye". And that's just for what you see "outside the cockpit". Inside, you can have head-up displays, the afore-mentioned 10-foot away big screen of whatever software you care to be running. Your metabolic stats, GPS navigation, day planner, and maybe facial recognition software for that babe across the bar and possibly a quick credit/background/interests check before wanding over to accidentally notice her (or him). That same recognition software can also spot people you don't want to be near, and perhaps highlight them in a blinking red border that says "Warning: Ex detected. Range: 10 m". Or, in a single thought, you could use the default setting, and see things just as you do now. Only without the floaters or other defects. No more "blind spot".Maybe these new eyes don't need to be even be nerve spliced, maybe there's another way to get the data into your brain? Maybe someone who was born blind can be given a new chance to see? Better than nature? I want to see the look on someone's face when they can see for the very first ...
Stone Meadow: it'd be tough to pull off watching pr0nIs that not the whole point?
Stone Meadow: That said, it'd be tough to pull off watching pr0n on it since we're both sitting on the sofa side-by-side. Nice TV, though...
Mad_Radhu: BizarreMan: She'll know.By then it'll be too late because I'll have seen everything.
mrlewish: Many of you don't know.. but you've be wearing implanted "contacts" since birth. See it took out the "en" in that word back there. It's very very subtle.
turboke: Getting driving directions without your girlfriend knowing? I thought we'd moved past that stereotype of the man refusing to ask directions.
Greywar: if its better then my oculus rift then its a go!
fusillade762: texdent: I still refuse to wear contacts.I've had eye doctors tell me not to even bother trying them after seeing how I react to eye drops.
Zombalupagus: syrynxx: Shut up and take my money! beam advertising spam directly to my retinas.FTFY.Enjoy your personal hell./to say nothing of what happens when that pop-up window (that you can only close by waving your arms) comes up while you're driving.
ThrobblefootSpectre: Damn, our great grandkids are going to be playing with some seriously cool toys. And we are going to seem like neanderthals to them for thinking ipads are cool.Oh and all you youngins who think your parents are clueless idiots because they can't figure out how to get the latest bluetooth gizmo gadget to work with that online whizbang service? Yeah, about that, get ready to experience the how the wheel of time turns.
ShawnDoc: Has to be paired with glasses with tiny projectors that project onto the lens.
jakrabit: wildcardjack:Why does that image remind me of reading Neuromancer?
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