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Date: 08/27/11 07:58 AM

36 Responses to Man Replaces His Eye With A Camera… Really

  1. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 8:00 am
    Link: Man Replaces His Eye With A Camera... Really - Eyeborg Man, Rob Spence, fits a video camera into his prosthetic Eye. The future is now!
  2. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Oh sure. It`s all fun and games until someone loses a camera.
  3. Profile photo of Thdot
    Thdot Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2011 at 8:29 am
    Dumb. What is the point?
  4. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 8:32 am
    Im gonna take out an eye asap so I can get this
  5. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 8:38 am
    hahah when he did the `bvvv bvvv bvvv` robot noises...
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    MightyPeanut Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2011 at 9:00 am
    KANO LIVES!!!!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 10:15 am
    Oh sure. It`s all fun and games until someone loses a camera.
    Bahahaaaaa! You are just full of awesome aren`t you?

    I like it. He`s using his disability to some effect.

    They mentioned how "superior limbs" may become desirable, but superior is a universal word, and unless that limb really is better than a natural one in every single way... then why?

    This guy has a camera-eye, but all that does for him is glow red and record what he`s facing, and only when it`s on anyway.

    I`d rather have twice his visual information input plus depth perception than a camera, since I can get the camera anyway and put it somewhere else, like in my clothes or hair or something.

    We have a long way to go before people see this kind of thing as a viable alternative to what they already have.
  8. Profile photo of ExtraCredit
    ExtraCredit Male 50-59
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    August 27, 2011 at 10:34 am
    He`s the terminator! Awesome
  9. Profile photo of Dedfink
    Dedfink Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:07 am
    I wonder if someday they`ll be able to make it funlly functional, like actually be able to use it to regain sight? I wonder if for now if he`ll be doing a documentary or something using the footage he shoots?
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:09 am
    Next step is somehow connecting it to the brain.
    I think he looks wicked with it in though.
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    Jade_Phoenix Female 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:11 am
    -_- This was just too creepy for me.
  12. Profile photo of demonveteran
    demonveteran Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:12 am
    awesome! next mission is to find sarah connor
  13. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:19 am
    I wont find this amazing until we can connect it to the nervous system.
  14. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:34 am
    couldn`t they at least make the camera eye look like a real eye and not a camera!
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    Anger Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    actually next is putting one of those high powered laser pointers that can burn poo
  16. Profile photo of Essersmith
    Essersmith Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Agree cobrakiller
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    I can see this becoming the new thing in POV porn technology.


    Personally, I wouldn`t mind being an "early-adopter" of a bionic arm or something. I`ve always liked the idea of being like one of the characters from Ghost in the Shell. But I won`t replace my eyes. Not until I can have a pair custom made with the same colors and patterns as my real ones, at least. I like my eyes.
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    Rizel Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    "I wont find this amazing until we can connect it to the nervous system."

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

    We`re getting there.
  19. Profile photo of TenaciousB
    TenaciousB Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    awesome. so now all he has to do is replace his other eye with a camera and he`s all set!
  20. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    When he can

    a) move his eye in accordance to his natural muscle impulses and
    b) have the images transmitted to his brain, then MAYBE I`m in.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    When god gives you lemons... you make lemonade. Thats very cool actually
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    Calderis Male 18-29
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    August 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    Deus Ex got it pretty spot on, except for the fact that the religious debates and possible riots will occur far before physical Augmentation is normal.

    Honestly though. I work Construction. It`s a much more technically and intellectually demanding industry than most people give it credit for (albeit with exceptions depending on the field of work.) But it is also extremely physically demanding. It`s not uncommon to see guys nearing retirement who are damn near cripples because of the wear and tear on their bodies.

    If they had the option to replace the parts that didn`t function properly and restore themselves to some semblance of health again...

    Then you have the option of the "preventative Augmentation." If the limbs and back could be altered/replaced/upgraded (depending on the technology and risks to the patient) there are many strain based injuries that could be prevented.

    It`s an interesting world we`re headed into.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    You`re a cyborg. Right. Virtually half machine, I`d say. You and the terminator, bionic man, and Data. The reporter should look up the word "hyperbole" and then explain it to you.
  24. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Calderis:

    There`s also some interesting work in powered exoskeletons that might become relevant to your line of work. That would prevent the long-term injuries you refer to because the exoskeleton takes the strain. The goal is military, but the spin-off applications could fit many aspects of physically demanding work.
  25. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    [quote">I wont find this amazing until we can connect it to the nervous system.[/quote">

    Already a work in progress. The first system was turned on something like 10 years ago. The test subject had no eyes due to two staggeringly unlucky accidents. Video cameras on glasses feed through permanent sockets in his skull and into computers embedded in his brain and wired into it. He can now see. Not at all well, but it`s one hell of a proof of concept.

    Ah, here we are:

    Working in 2002
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    Ah, I just checked. He`s blind again. The problem was the permanent sockets in his skull leading into his brain - it was too difficult to completely prevent infection, so after a few years they had to be taken out.

    But there`s another system in development using a wireless link from the cameras to the brain implant, removing that problem. Everything else is much better too - consider how far computer and video technology has improved in the last 10 years.

    Give it a few more decades and it might be better than normal vision. Anything that can be built into a camera can be added to artificial vision - zoom, night vision, heat vision, rangefinding...anything. Since it`s all digital and passes through a computer anyway, "augmented reality" stuff can be added. With a high-bandwidth wireless link already built in, you could go online with it.
  27. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    "Early adopters" to put out their eyes and cut off their arms? As long as it`s not Apple. Never buy the first version of any apple product.
  28. Profile photo of coxogamer95
    coxogamer95 Male 13-17
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    August 28, 2011 at 2:20 am
    i want one!
  29. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    August 28, 2011 at 3:56 am
    Nice way to smuggle a camera
  30. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    August 28, 2011 at 5:57 am
    Did he say "Stay Track"?
  31. Profile photo of xbx214
    xbx214 Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Indeed he did.. put a verbal a to trek
  32. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    Alright Deus Ex
  33. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    Orson Scott Card predicted this with the Ender series =D
  34. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    If I had an eye missing I`d have a false one that doubled up as a stash holder for my emergency weed.
  35. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    bionic penises... with camera
  36. Profile photo of poofydoom
    poofydoom Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    he`s cute :) not really a post-worthy post but i`m just saying.

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