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Date: 01/07/12 09:00 AM

14 Responses to Prosthetic Eyes By Connecting To The Optic Nerve

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    jbwhite Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    Link: Prosthetic Eyes By Connecting To The Optic Nerve - Cyborgs, slowly but surely.
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:42 am
    Only a matter of time until there are battles with drug addicted cyborgs.

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    ledgehead Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:47 am
    tldw
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:55 am
    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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    number1man Male 13-17
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    January 7, 2012 at 10:34 am
    her voice is sooo fraking annoying
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    Nah, that`s not the way of God. Burn her, she`s a witch!
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    awe some
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    Ok...so... um... that was neat... um
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    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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    simbha Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    @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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 9, 2012 at 6:30 am
    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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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 6:52 am
    That sounds to expensive, just give the blind guy a cane and tell him to get on with it.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 10:36 am
    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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