Google Glass may only be the first step as Google smart contact lenses could turn average human beings into the Six Million Dollar Man.
Adriana Lee on ReadWrite.com just published a story on some patents that Google filed with regard to their smart contact lense technology.
From the article:
Imagine the Google Glass headgear, which currently makes some camera-shy onlookers nervous, shrinking down to near-invisibility—say, into a super-thin transparent layer that sits on the cornea. Google certainly has, as we now know from a recently published patent filing from October 2012.
The notion of smart contact lenses itself isn’t particularly new. Earlier this year, in fact, Google introduced the “moonshot” idea of an eye-worn lens embedded with a wireless chip for health monitoring.
But this latest concept could be way smarter than that, as it would—in theory—allow wearers to snap photos with just the blink of an eye.
The first adopters would probably be tech enthusiasts pining for cutting-edge human-to-computer gesture control—or harboring deep-seated Six Million Dollar Man bionic-eye fantasies. But think of what it could do for people suffering with limited mobility or sight impairments.
A primary issue with this appliance, however, could have to do with those miniature camera components. This is, after all, a world in which Google Glass wearers get targeted for attacks. And the system, as proposed, would be capable of facial recognition. If people are uncomfortable with face-worn cameras pointing at them, how will they feel if teensy, undetectable cameras show up in contact lenses?
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