LONDON –  A  Canadian filmmaker who lost his eye during a shooting accident as a child has  turned his prosthetic eye into a video camera, Sky News reported Friday. Rob Spence said the technology was like something  seen in futuristic movies. “It wasn’t easy but because it’s so like [science]  fiction, engineers had a lot of fun making it,” he said. “I was able to do it  without a budget — it was a fun project for these guys.”

The device uses the same technology as a wireless  lapel microphone. There is a transmitter and a receiver, however the wireless  piece transmits a video signal rather than a sound signal from the  tiny camera inside Spence’s prosthetic eye. The device is not connected to his brain and has not  restored his vision. Rather, it records everything he sees, sending what he is  looking at in real-time to a computer. LINK

How cool is this? If you think about it isn’t the next logical step to interface the camera with the brain thereby restoring sight for the blind? I know it’s a big jump but haven’t Cochlear implants done that for the deaf? If you can dream it you can achieve it eventually.


  1. Bob G. says:

    There’s a book (and movie) I want you to check out.
    It’s written by Michael Chrichton (Jurassic Park fame)..
    Called “The Terminal Man”.

    All about electronic implants and “control” of people…good stuff.

    You can see where this kind of thing might lead.

    Roll safe out there.

  2. Old NFO says:

    Bob G beat me to it… 🙂

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