It Is All In The EyesPosted: 10 December 2011
Remember back to the Terminator series…..(pause for the gathering of thoughts)…..we saw what the bad guy was looking at and in his eyes were small analytical data processors that did everything from giving the assassin the gender, the weight, the eye blue, everything….even the type of ammo best used to destroy the good guy….all seeing and knowing eye……
Alright, I know some of my post about the techno geeks and their new robotic discoveries have made me a bit more paranoid of the possibility of a SkyNet type take over of the world….it is all making me so schizoid (like I needed more help)…..but I have read another one of those articles…..in The Week…
Imagine having streams of helpful digital information beamed directly to the surface of your contact lenses. That’s the dream on which engineers from the University of Washington are working. They’ve already succeeded in creating a computerized contact lens embedded with a tiny LED that lights up when a wireless signal is sent to it. Here, a brief guide:
How does the prototype work?
This “Terminator-style” accessory is largely made of soft plastic, says Alyssa Danigelis at Discovery. The center of the lens is fitted with a “custom-designed LED” made of sapphire. A circular antenna lines the “inside lip of the lens,” which allows researchers to send radio transmissions and control the single-pixel display on the LED, which flashes on and off when it receives a signal.
I realize that we need technology to move this world forward…..but does it have to be so creepy?