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Posted by: briansittley Comments: 0 0 Post Date: September 24, 2009

eyeball

Researchers at M.I.T. are hard at work on an electronic eyeball chip that could be in use in three years.

Like I said, Whoa.  The article said that too, understandably.

The remarkable titanium-encased microchip attaches to the outside of the eyeball and is powered wirelessly by a pair of eyeglasses with a power source inside.

The article notes that it won’t give users 20/20 vision, but it will allow them to get around reasonably and recognize faces. 

Give it ten years, though, and…

Actually, singer/comedian Heywood Banks (best known for his cultish classic, “Toast”) might have a field day with this one.  Years ago he wrote about his “Cyclops Cutie” (“I’ve got a girl with just one eye, no depth of field but sweet as pie…”)  

You knew it was only a matter of time.  And just think what possibilities nanotechnology might hold in store for future body part replacements.  This is the stuff that makes you want to be around for another hundred years.

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