Google Plans an Injected Device for Your Eye, yet we do not have the “brain power” to decipher those plans, nor, to be honest, do they specify the purpose of such device. Should we speculate? If you’re a sci-fi enthusiast like me, you will want to!
Listen to this: because it will be “configured to be surgically installed within an eye”, they will further refer to it as an “ophthalmic electronics platform.”
Last week, Kind Cole U.S. Patent Application made inventor’s Andrew J. Conrad file patent with the name Intra-Ocular Device, for Google, available to the general public.
What is it made of? How will it look? What will it do? The long patent file details the mechanism of a programmed wireless device, controlled by optical power and bio-interactive biometric components to focus, scan, and receive commands via an antenna, but we don’t know yet what will it do.
I can already picture myself as a Google mind controlled hybrid – half man, half robot. However, let’s not rush into dystopian fantasies for the eye injected device might be the solution for vision problems or better yet, congenital blindness.
The device can be hooked to a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, can send GPS, NFC, and LTE signals, the antenna could be attached to the frame of the eye glasses and thus, this Google injected device can relief or actually fix problems related to the optical nerve or other birth defects or acquired problems for the eye components. Even though we know a lot of progress has been made in this field. What kind of surprise is Google preparing for us?
The fragileness of humanity can surely benefit from human ingenuity. And why not, Google’s intra-ocular injected device might help us in this respect. Bill Maris, Google’s Venture Chief is known to believe that the tech industry would have surprising results from the health and life science sectors. So it’s no wonder Google would invest and file for a patent for the health sector.
Again, these are all suppositions, ideas sometimes infused with a pamphlet character and other times with a hopeful air. Though with Google planning an injected device for your eye, the bottom line is: the immortality future is near! We are building it by components.
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