A one-eyed man has taken advantage of some of the world’s smallest imaging and data transmission technologies to help him create documentaries filmed from the first-person perspective. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com Rob Spence, a 36-year-old film maker from Canada, finally had his eye surgically …
I can see the headlines now
Movie and Music corporations will start putting up scanners in doorways to movie theatres and music concerts to stop possible pirates.
Everyone will need to thier eyes scanned to allow the production of the arts to continue while keeping a record of everyones retina scan in a database to help fight terrorists.
That was my idea if I ever lost an eye. Unfortunately I haven't been in a suitable shotgun / shark / crossbow accident yet.
- Laser pointer
- Blue LED (to look like the Terminator)
- Spring-loaded fake eye that pops out on command
Neat project. But why not make it useful by attatching it to the brain so he has stereo vision again?
Terrible movie, but she did have a good eye.
I don't know that I trust Lithium Polymer batteries enough that I'd want to have one operating in my eye socket. A real burning eye that Visine wouldn't help with.
Dammit Ian, the Terminator's eyes are red. RED! ;)
I don't know whether I'm comfortable with people having disguised cameras in their eyes. No. Make that "I'm not comfortable with it".
I for one.....
...welcome our G'Kar imitating overlords!
now if only the eye could be popped out and left on a shelf, whilst the owner can continue to watch from afar.
"Attaching it to the brain"? *Way* easier said than done. It's not like there's a IEEE spec for neural signaling.
Re: Bionic Eye
Surely you're not the first person to think of this.
I'm guessing the challenge lies in interfacing with the optic nerve... When you figure out how to transfer images from a digital camera into the proper electronic pulses to send those images to a person's brain, let me know...and by the way, don't forget to invert the image first!
@ Ian Ferguson
- Laser pointer
Been done. Chap by the name of Sauron.
Eye of the snake
Would this be for the one eyed bed snake ?
Could have profound medical benefits, not to mention in-depth action porn.
I'm totally on board with the laser pointer thing. Plus, think of the fun when you demand that an accuser "look me in the eye and tell me that" ...
But what's the Humanity Cost?
Mines the one with the copy of the Cyberpunk RPG in the pocket...
real-life Steve Austin
During this last year, I had cataract surgery and my sister had a knee replaced. I joked that we were now the low-budget versions of Steve Austin and Jaime Summers, since my eyes didn't have zoom-lens capability and she didn't gain the ability to run 60 miles per hour.
Not too much, probably no more than wearing trousers.
(Mine's the one with nothing under it.)
Mine's the Orson Scott Cardigan with the elbow pads
Re: But what's the Humanity Cost?
1d6 points IIRC.
Like the oracle from "Dark Crystal"? I'd like one of those little fiber optic lines that constantly change color like a desktop christmas tree. Eye color on driver's license? All of the above.
In the TV pilot for the series The Six Million Dollar Man, and I believe in Martin Caidin's original novel Cyborg on which it was based, instead of Steve Austin being able to see with his artificial eye - that being considered a bit too far-out for a techno-thriller as opposed to far-future science fiction - his artificial eye merely contained a miniature camera.
Sounds like a divorce to me.......................
No dear - I wasn't checking out your sister.............
No need to reverse the image. The neural circuitry does this for you in a day or two, according to those who have experimented with image inverting spectacles. After you take them off it takes a similar time period to get back to normal.
Would this reversing thing work on cats?
Put the inverting goggles on
Film for amusement
Let them adapt
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