Sunday, January 1, 2012

12.4 Contact lens 2100

[Source: NPR/here]

"Imagine being able to access the Internet through the contact lenses on your eyeballs. Blink, and you'd be online. Meet someone, and you'd have the ability to immediately search their identity. And if your friend happens to be speaking a different language, an instantaneous translation could appear directly in front of you.

"That might sound farfetched, but it's something that might very well exist in 30 years or less, says theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.

"'The first people to buy these contact lenses will be college students studying for final exams,' he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "They'll see the exam answers right in their contact lenses. ... In a cocktail party, you will know exactly who to suck up to, because you'll have a complete read out of who they are. President Barack Obama will buy these contact lenses, so he'll never need a teleprompter again. ... These already exist in some form [in the military]. You place [a lens] on your helmet, you flip it down, and immediately you see the Internet of the battlefield ... all of it, right on your eyeball."

Indeed, this may revolutionize contact lens industry and beyond. Those interested should take note.

Happy New Year to All!!


3 comments:

Jacob said...

The idea of yours having internet in contact lenses itself is good and your assumption about students will buy them first is 100% correct

Mark Martin said...

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I reviewed this book and its really educational and entertaining to read. Mr. Michio Kaku has done a great job.