Sony Patented A Contact Lens That Is Activated By Your Blink And Can Record Video

Submitted by: fancylad 4 months ago in Tech

A contact lens that has technology that enables you to capture video and you can activate it literally with the blink of your eye? As interesting as it sounds, I'm going to pass. But that's what Sony's patent says its contact lens, in development, will do.

According to submitted patent plans, the lens will have embedded sensors that will be able to tell the difference between a normal blink and a blink to activate a recording device. Images and video would be stored within the lens, around the iris and piezoelectric sensors would convert eye movement into energy to power the lens.

I say this will never happen in our lifetime because at the moment, Sony's technology isn't small enough, but I probably would have said the same thing in the '90s about smartphones. But with healthy competition from Google (who are making a super contact lens of their own), this monstrosity could happen sooner than we think.

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Male 1,055
Yeah, this is not the best idea. The drawing above shows an "antenna", and a "wireless communication processing unit", which implies wireless connectivity, presumably for downloading video from the lens. This wireless connectivity would, of course, require the use of RF (radio frequency) to work. Who here knows which body tissue is affected first, and to the greatest extent, by RF? Thats right, the humble eye. Users of a device such as this can reasonably expect cataracts, cancer, and early-onset blindness. Who wants to volunteer for beta testing?
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Male 525
The only people who need to hide recording/data devices (google glass and the like)are probably up to something other would find disgusting, creepy or illegal. All phones can record now so what's the need for this?
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Male 5,875
I can see where something like this can be extremely useful in cases where someone is attacked, for instance, and can collect evidence unobtrusively or when someone is falsely accused of a crime. I can also see that it can be unobtrusively used for major invasions of privacy and my guess is that that would end up being the more common application of the two. That makes me feel that it needs to be carefully controlled or, if no such control is deemed possible, illegal.
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Male 7,890
Yes, I can see where watching someone's Grand Canyon trip video with random flashes of darkness from the natural blinking of the user's eyes would be most enjoyable.

And how many wives will get pissed off when her husband's video of their trip to the beach features prominent boobage and ass?
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Male 676
Uhm, Black Mirror, anyone?
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Male 1,444
Imagine the POV porn that can be made with this technology.  (Someone had to go there)
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Male 20,301
insaneai Nope, you're 100% right -- the porn industry is ALWAYS the first to champion new tech. And amen to that.
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Male 1,444
fancylad It's why VHS won the war with Beta.  Beta refused to  license the media for "producing smut"
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