Man Replaces His Eye With A Camera... Really

Submitted by: BenTheBug 5 years ago Science

Eyeborg Man, Rob Spence, fits a video camera into his prosthetic Eye. The future is now!
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Female 61
he`s cute :) not really a post-worthy post but i`m just saying.
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Male 1,360
bionic penises... with camera
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Male 3,081
If I had an eye missing I`d have a false one that doubled up as a stash holder for my emergency weed.
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Male 535
Orson Scott Card predicted this with the Ender series =D
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Male 5,413
Alright Deus Ex
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Male 958
Indeed he did.. put a verbal a to trek
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Male 2,514
Did he say "Stay Track"?
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Male 3,474
Nice way to smuggle a camera
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Male 1
i want one!
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Male 14,775
"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.
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Male 12,365
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.
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Male 12,365
[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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Male 12,365
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.
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Female 6,381
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.
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Male 326
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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Male 25,416
When god gives you lemons... you make lemonade. Thats very cool actually
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Male 2,553
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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Male 46
awesome. so now all he has to do is replace his other eye with a camera and he`s all set!
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Male 213
"I wont find this amazing until we can connect it to the nervous system."

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

We`re getting there.
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Male 3,482
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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Male 275
Agree cobrakiller
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Male 218
actually next is putting one of those high powered laser pointers that can burn poo
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Female 1,356
couldn`t they at least make the camera eye look like a real eye and not a camera!
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Male 7,586
I wont find this amazing until we can connect it to the nervous system.
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Male 238
awesome! next mission is to find sarah connor
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Female 407
-_- This was just too creepy for me.
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Female 1,589
Next step is somehow connecting it to the brain.
I think he looks wicked with it in though.
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Female 247
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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Male 453
He`s the terminator! Awesome
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Male 10,440
[quote] Oh sure. It`s all fun and games until someone loses a camera. [/quote]
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.
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Male 411
KANO LIVES!!!!
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Male 1,237
hahah when he did the `bvvv bvvv bvvv` robot noises...
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Male 1,249
Im gonna take out an eye asap so I can get this
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Male 658
Dumb. What is the point?
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Male 37,913

Oh sure. It`s all fun and games until someone loses a camera.
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Male 1,195
Link: Man Replaces His Eye With A Camera... Really [Rate Link] - Eyeborg Man, Rob Spence, fits a video camera into his prosthetic Eye. The future is now!
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