Google Glass Failed So Now They Want to Put Cyborg Lenses Right in Your Eyeballs

If you think you wanted to punch someone in the face for recording you with $1,500 jackass glasses on, imagine having someone wink at you and take a picture at the same time.

CNN Money reports that Google has submitted a now-approved patent for putting an electronic cyborg lens into your eyeball. My mind jumps from the potential wonders of that vs. the potential horror show of updating to the iEye 6c someday. Aside from the fact that the procedure involves lots of eye poking, becoming a robot hybrid means you could check Facebook without ever leaving your cranium. Frankly, I’d die from social media exposure:

In its patent application, which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved last week, Google says it could remove the lens of your eye, inject fluid into your empty lens capsule and then place an electronic lens in the fluid.

Once equipped with your cyborg lenses, you would never need glasses or contacts again....

The artificial, computerized lenses could automatically adjust to help you see objects at a distance or very close by. The lenses could be powered by the movement of your eyeball, and they could even connect to a nearby wireless device.


It’d be amazing if technology like this could one day restore people’s sight, but it isn’t hard to imagine someone taking advantage of being able to record people without lifting a hand. Google even noted in their application that it’s theoretically possible for these new eyes to be hacked. Anyway, if I were going to partake in voluntary robot surgery I’d start with (prudes stop reading here) a clit that vibrates itself.

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