All right, things are getting crazy out there. Last week, the U.S Patent and Trademark office approved Google’s patent for injecting electronic lenses into people’s eyes that can take pictures and videos. Last time I checked this was called ‘my memory’, but hey.
Anyways, according to CNN.com, Google’s astounding new invention involves peeling back the lens of your eyeball, injecting fluid your empty lens capsule and placing an electronic lens in the fluid that could allow you to adjust to see things very far away or close up.
Adding to the eeriness, your new electronic eyeballs could also be connected to a nearby wireless device.
What are they called and how can you place an order? They’re being dubbed ‘cyborg eyes’. I know, it sounds like Star Trek, but it’s not, it’s normal old Google.
Ordering cannot yet take place as the actual invention has not hit the market, and as CNN states, maybe it never will as Google and other large companies are known to patent strange new inventions all the time, but few of them ever leave the drawing board.
But as weirdly futuristic as they are, it could be great if cyborg eyes did take off. As CNN points out, they could help those who have eye conditions like presbyopia, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, to name a few, to correct their vision.
And if the bionic eye has already been successfully invented, allowing blind people to actually see, anything is possible.
Maybe you could check your email in class and go on Facebook at work and no one would know-because it would all be in your head.