Last week, I finally dragged myself to check my eyes out and it was an interesting experience of doubting if I may not need those pairs anymore.
You see, my gazing globes have been dimming for a while. It got so bad I was worried I could mistakenly stroll into someone else’s apartment and get myself some slaps. It has been almost 11 years since I got my first pair but unfortunately, because I use the laptop or PC a lot, I tend not to use them.
I promptly got them lost.
So I tried to use contacts, but sticking those stuff into my eyes was an exercise in self flagellation. And even when I managed to stick them on with pepper in my eyes, I still never saw things properly.
I simply resigned to fate. Hoping to outlive the dimness.
Back to getting new glasses. The doctor was pretty nice and pretty as well. She showed me a large scale model of human eyes and ran me through the different parts (or what would you call them?).
She pointed out that the eyes shoot over 10 bits per second through the optic nerves. But as we get older, or with some unfortunate souls with Glaucoma, the nerves start getting on their own nerves – struggling to keep up.
It struck me, if we could do ear implants or change the hips for the elderly, what if we could do something that shows light and vision directly to the optic nerves, bypassing the eyes?
Does that mean we won’t need eyes?
What if those cameras are so good – 8k vision. 20/20. Amazing shit!
What if we could overlay it with web3 🤣🤣 and some few porn?
What if we could send movies directly to it?
What if it could see in 360 so I could see what my annoying kids are doing without me being their
What if the signals could come from my house cameras when I’m not home
Or how would it be getting signals to my brain with a drone?
Or as a scientist, I’m fed by signals from a microscope.
Do I still need eyes?