Prosthetic Eyes By Connecting To The Optic Nerve

Submitted by: jbwhite 5 years ago Tech

Cyborgs, slowly but surely.
There are 14 comments:
Male 718
this is amazing. blindness has always been one of my biggest fears in life, i hope they make this happen sooner then later
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Male 573
That sounds to expensive, just give the blind guy a cane and tell him to get on with it.
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Male 14,330
I need a new left eye it`s always been a peice of crap MAKE THIS HAPPEN!! Also give me a terminator option!!
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Male 412
@Byfield: "Build ourselves a functioning human out of prosthetic parts instead of entirely roboty stuff."

Or, just reproduce the old-fashioned way :P
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Male 464
Prosthetic eyes are getting good, bionic arms are getting wonderful. Legs are on par with arms. We have prosthetic hearts (not good ones, but still.).
We also have dialysis, which function without kidneys at all. bladders are effectively sacks, so catheter.
Brains, you can just sub that with a weak AI like Cleverbot for the time being.
Skin, prrrrf, easy.
Lungs are an issue, but not impossible, just an air purifyer.
Blood, we have loads of that lying around. We can pump nutrient in with the blood or leave a sack of acid and a length of viscous tubing followed by a filter sheet for the digestive track.
Liver is an issue, but if it can be grown, why not inside a robot?
anyway, conclusion: Build ourselves a functioning human out of prosthetic parts instead of entirely roboty stuff.
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Female 838
Ok...so... um... that was neat... um
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Male 25,416
awe some
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Male 412
It`s cool - and it`s an advancement - but it`s not innovative. This type of research has been going on for some time.

For example, Alex Ignatiev and NaiJuan Wu filed for a patent for a method for treating retinal damage using thin film optical receptors in 1996. This, of course, was built on previous work including that by Robin Michelson who filed for a patent in 1985. In reality, a lot of the tangible work on this can be traced back to at least Graham Tassicker who received a patent for work on retinal stimulation back in 1956(!). Michael Sciarra filed a patent in 1982 specifically for visual prosthesis.

Science most often advances through incremental steps. It`s great that her team is continuing this research - one of my good friends was blinded in an accident - but this isn`t the canonical step in the process, I think.
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Male 673
Nah, that`s not the way of God. Burn her, she`s a witch!
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Male 240
her voice is sooo fraking annoying
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Male 7,775
All those years she spent studying, taking exams, perfecting her public speaking skills and being part of a pioneering team producing bionic eyes and all I can think is, nice rack.
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Male 633
tldw
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Male 683
Only a matter of time until there are battles with drug addicted cyborgs.

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Male 1,292
Link: Prosthetic Eyes By Connecting To The Optic Nerve [Rate Link] - Cyborgs, slowly but surely.
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