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(Daily Mail)   New contacts allow the wearer to see high-definition virtual screens and are said to provide an experience equal to watching a 240-inch TV at 10ft away. Can be used for getting driving directions or watching porn without your girlfriend knowing   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 59
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2014-01-03 08:53:28 PM
Shut up and take my money!
 
2014-01-03 09:03:17 PM
I still refuse to wear contacts.
 
2014-01-03 09:12:03 PM
She'll know.
 
2014-01-03 09:28:53 PM

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.
 
2014-01-03 09:30:34 PM
Has to be paired with glasses with tiny projectors that project onto the lens.
 
2014-01-03 09:57:02 PM
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.
 
2014-01-03 10:15:17 PM

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.



Fapping does not actually make you go blind.
 
2014-01-03 10:17:59 PM

syrynxx: Shut up and take my money!


rojrunning.com
this.
 
2014-01-03 10:25:32 PM
240 inches of: buffering....buffering...
 
2014-01-03 10:25:39 PM
You'll put your eye out.
 
2014-01-03 10:40:24 PM
Not even once.
 
2014-01-03 10:52:47 PM
s3.hubimg.com
 
2014-01-03 11:02:10 PM
Oh great...NOW they tell me! Just today my wife and I drove down to our son's place to snag his 42" Gateway SRS BBE plasma TV to replace our 24" RCA conventional TV that is acting up. Wow...what a difference!

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...
 
2014-01-03 11:04:14 PM

texdent: I still refuse to wear contacts.


Exactly why this is a nonstarter.
No way is any large group of people going to be convinced to stick contact lenses into their eye just to use some stupid looking glasses.
 
2014-01-03 11:05:31 PM
This was already covered by Vernor Vinge:cdn.ws.citrix.com
 
2014-01-03 11:05:52 PM

BizarreMan: She'll know.


The fact that you're jacking it while staring off into space kind of gives it away.
 
2014-01-03 11:07:27 PM

texdent: I still refuse to wear contacts.


Why?
 
2014-01-03 11:08:27 PM

ReapTheChaos: BizarreMan: She'll know.

The fact that you're jacking it while staring off into space kind of gives it away.


So, my normal behavior, then?
 
2014-01-03 11:20:02 PM
I'll take three pairs!  Here's my prescription!
 
2014-01-03 11:22:09 PM
Interesting, but the actual footage at the end was nothing compared to the (fake) dramatization in the beginning.
 
2014-01-03 11:26:53 PM
Good, I need me a pair of these so I can jack into the matrix, hack Mitsuhama and pay off my debt to that damn dragon.
 
2014-01-03 11:28:46 PM
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 time, perfectly, in Imax resolution.

We will get there.  I don't yet know how, but I do know it isn't impossible.

Moores law is on our side.
 
2014-01-03 11:43:44 PM

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 ...


Screw that other thing up there.  You shut up and take my money!
 
2014-01-03 11:52:00 PM
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.
 
2014-01-04 01:05:13 AM

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 ...



Errr, I'll just stick with the contacts.
 
2014-01-04 01:11:10 AM
Not impressed.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-04 01:24:52 AM

BizarreMan: She'll know.


By then it'll be too late because I'll have seen everything.
 
2014-01-04 01:45:15 AM
Will they help me delivery pizzas faster?
 
2014-01-04 01:52:57 AM
img32.imageshack.us
 
2014-01-04 01:59:43 AM
I'm thinking it'll go pretty much exactly like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK_cdkpazjI
 
2014-01-04 02:07:47 AM

Stone Meadow: it'd be tough to pull off watching pr0n

Is that not the whole point?

 
2014-01-04 02:16:31 AM
Kinda misleading... They have a teensy tinsy lens in them that allows you to FOCUS on the glasses that go with it... the glasses have the "screen"
 
2014-01-04 02:31:07 AM

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...


That's why my wife and I watch porn when we're already in our bed...in case the cable needs to be fixed
 
2014-01-04 02:33:54 AM

Mad_Radhu: BizarreMan: She'll know.

By then it'll be too late because I'll have seen everything.


www.umusic.co.nz
What has been seen...
 
2014-01-04 02:34:00 AM

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.


westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-04 02:37:55 AM
I like this idea, because the 42" TV that I duct taped to my head is just crazy uncomfortable.
 
2014-01-04 03:12:16 AM
if its better then my oculus rift then its a go!
 
2014-01-04 05:42:12 AM
Getting driving directions without your girlfriend knowing? I thought we'd moved past that stereotype of the man refusing to ask directions.
 
2014-01-04 06:35:28 AM

turboke: Getting driving directions without your girlfriend knowing? I thought we'd moved past that stereotype of the man refusing to ask directions.


You'd think so and I try to be progressive as they come, I ask women for directions all the damn time.  Its them that's all resistant to this new equality stuff, those tarts apparently dislike helping to find where their hearts, bedroom or nearest alley be at.
 
2014-01-04 07:31:20 AM

Greywar: if its better then my oculus rift then its a go!


Well the visuals would be better, but I don't think what it will display will change based off you moving your head for example.

Dunno maybe need to throw some cameras on the front of the rift and combine by putting this thing's projector into the rift and say screw the glasses.
 
2014-01-04 07:41:14 AM
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.
 
2014-01-04 08:51:59 AM
"watching porn without your girlfriend knowing."

i'll take two, one for each eye, please.
 
2014-01-04 08:55:26 AM
How long until Apple files a lawsuit for someone else having the GALL to put a lowercase "i" in front of their product name?
 
2014-01-04 09:33:46 AM

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.


Ditto.


/wake me when occipital lobe implants are available
 
2014-01-04 10:53:29 AM

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.
 
2014-01-04 11:02:40 AM

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.


Won't someone think of the Lulz?!

"Oh a link from my friend to a kitty picture"
*Bam*  Wall to wall Goatse and you can't look away!

Or subtle little applications that intercept the video input and inject modifications...
 
2014-01-04 11:12:42 AM

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.


I'm pretty sure any young kid today who has parents that can't figure out technology, it's because their parents are clueless idiots. Unless it's an older couple who had kids pretty late, the parents of today's kids grew up playing video games on '80s technology, programming VCRs, and using the internet before Google. If that didn't prepare you for figuring out Jayden, Aiden and Brayden's Christmas presents, well, you were probably dumb enough to name your kids Jayden, Aiden and Brayden.
 
2014-01-04 11:26:50 AM

ShawnDoc: Has to be paired with glasses with tiny projectors that project onto the lens.


So?
 
2014-01-04 11:30:59 AM

wildcardjack:


Why does that image remind me of reading Neuromancer?
 
2014-01-04 12:19:32 PM

jakrabit: wildcardjack:

Why does that image remind me of reading Neuromancer?


It should remind you of reading Snow Crash.
 
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