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    News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    Augmented reality technology gets creepier with prototype contact lenses.
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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    I've been waiting for this!

    Truthfully the technology and the idea of it has been around for a while behind closed doors. The real issue that is slowly being addressed is that of battery power for the tiny contact, as the report states, they're having to send power wirelessly which has flagged all sorts of health concerns.

    Still though, I can't wait for something like this to hit the streets.

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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    Tested on RABBITS? How did the rabbits even confirm that it works?!

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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    Cyborg-nynja-rabbits can provide a wealth of feedback

    I would think the rabbits are being used to check the safety of it, not to provide user feedback....
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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    Tested on RABBITS? How did the rabbits even confirm that it works?!
    Presumably giving them extra feedback on whether to eat a carrot, your slippers or the coffee table.

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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    FFS, do you guys know nothing? A team of scientists were shrunk down to micro scales and injected into the rabbit in a tiny sub, wherein they linked into the rabbits optical nerves. And it probably involved the character who played Dusty in Three Amigos. Or am I getting my "shrinking journey round the body" films mixed up again?

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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    iWant! This is a great step forward with this technology - I can foresee a human version within the next 10 years (most likely for the military), but should see consumer tech of this kind in the next 20 years or so I would guess.

    I'd pay almost anything for this tech when its available..simply awesome stuff. Lucky rabbits eh

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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    this means i can spend all day watching porn at work and my boss with be none the wiser

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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    they tested on rabbits to confirm it wouldn't scratch the retina, however the transmission range is currently only 2cm when fitted, about 20cm when away from the eye. And its one pixel.
    What makes me laugh is that the newscientist article is titled:
    'Electronic contact lens displays pixels on eyes'
    The BBC has:
    'Bionic lenses to project emails'
    And Hexus has:
    'Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games'

    How extreme can we get?

    will the daily mail mention how it can point out immigants whilst causing/cure/identifying cancer?

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    Re: News - Contact lenses of the future: read emails and play games

    Do fluffy bunnies really need this technology? I think they are already cute enough.

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