Artificial Eye - Can they do it? 57 replies

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adelphospro

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#1 12 years ago

I was watching the news the other day when I came across an interesting report. While some kid was getting surgery on his head, the doctors attached a little (well it was kinda big) device to his brain. Then the kid was able to play pac-man and stuff using only his mind! I was wondering, maybe one day when (It's just a matter of when) they make this tech thing smaller if they would beable to do something like that to make a fake eye. Kinda like a small camera in the eye socket that detects brain signals to move and such and sends the picture to the brain vie a small cord(s). (What would be cool is if they could give the person extra vision!!! Like see 50x further!) What do you guys think?




Enterprise2002

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#2 12 years ago

I see no reason why it wouldn't be possible.

We have robotic arms that can be controlled by thoughts, to some extent limited computer programs, so yeah.... in the future I can see it happening, as for the different types of visions, I can see that maybe happening too.

While it sounds cool though, would you really want to replace a perfectly good eye for a robotic one? Even if it was 'better'?




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#3 12 years ago

Enterprise2002;3845137I see no reason why it wouldn't be possible.

We have robotic arms that can be controlled by thoughts, to some extent limited computer programs, so yeah.... in the future I can see it happening, as for the different types of visions, I can see that maybe happening too.

While it sounds cool though, would you really want to replace a perfectly good eye for a robotic one? Even if it was 'better'?

Yeah, its only a matter of time...

Eventually job aplications will read "Enhance-o-tech 70x vision or better required". :)




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#4 12 years ago

haha that would be funny. As towards "Would I want to replace mine?" no of course not, but it would be cool incase you loose an eye. Blindness is one thing that I don't think I could handle (Apart from not being able to hear! hey, maybe they can fix that too... But you would have a bunch of wires in your head lol Kinda like that star wars scene with the fake Darth Vader......)




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#5 12 years ago

nothing special i think i already see this happening in a few years. Medical technology advances quite fast so...




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#6 12 years ago

sure why not, but I have a question, if we can build spaceships to the moon, why can't we build a car that gets 150 miles to the gallon (or at least 70)??????????




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#7 12 years ago

money.... economics etc..




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#8 12 years ago

Why have a robotic eye when you can grow a real one? Online Video: regenerative medicine | Veoh Video Network Sounds crazy at first, but the things that they can do right now are quite amazing.




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#9 12 years ago
Chemix2;3845331Why have a robotic eye when you can grow a real one? Online Video: regenerative medicine | Veoh Video Network Sounds crazy at first, but the things that they can do right now are quite amazing.

That was already explained, artificial eyes will eventually be better than the real thing.




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#10 12 years ago

wow!