DailyDirt: Visions Of The Future

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Digital cameras are getting better all the time, but our natural vision only seems to degrade over time. (Almost everyone over forty years old will suffer from some kind of presbyopia.) There may be technological solutions to improving human vision, but so far, projects like Google Glass are more about augmenting vision, not necessarily improving a user's sight. Here are just a few interesting projects working on useful eye prosthetic devices. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Mason Wheeler (profile), Jul 24th, 2012 @ 5:40pm

    Retinal implants

    I've got a close friend who's blind, so talk of retinal implants interests me. The truly interesting thing is, when you look at the resolution they're capable of now, and then apply a simple Moore's Law growth curve, (assuming it holds in the future as it has in the past,) you end up with a device that can equal the human retina 2-3 decades from now.

    Whether that's good or bad depends on your point of view. (No pun intended.)

     

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    Pixelation, Jul 24th, 2012 @ 5:57pm

    I'm waiting for the time that brains can be transplanted. It would be kind of cool to have two or three brains, well, as long as they get along.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jul 24th, 2012 @ 6:02pm

    Re: Steve Martin already did this...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085894/

    The Man with Two Brains (1983) -- Steve Martin comedy about brain transplantation.

     

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    Pixelation, Jul 24th, 2012 @ 6:46pm

    Re: Re: Steve Martin already did this...

    It's all well and good as long as we don't use a brain from Abby Normal.

     

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    Rekrul, Jul 24th, 2012 @ 10:39pm

    People with vision problems might be able to learn how to see via tongue sensations.

    I can taste blue!

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jul 25th, 2012 @ 3:27pm

    Re: People with vision problems might be able to learn how to see via tongue sensations.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

    Some people probably *can* taste blue, actually....

     

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