Why Is This Important?
Because the future is upon us, and it’s either dope or creepy AF.
Long Story Short
Sony has patented a contact lens that will have the ability to record video. It can decipher between deliberate and involuntary blinks, allowing a user to start and stop recording.
The day I always knew would come is finally here.
While we may not be in Jetson-like cars just yet, I’d say recording video from your eyes is pretty much the definition of either “the future is here” or “the end is nigh.”
You can control the lens and record video using deliberate blinks. Yes, the smart lens will be so smart that it pretty much knows what your natural bodily functions are versus your intentional ones. Apparently involuntary blinking usually lasts between 0.2 and 0.4 seconds, so if the blinking goes on for more than 0.5 seconds it’s considered deliberate, and that’s where the commands come in.
Possibly the creepiest part? The movement of the eye will be used to power the lens. The eyeball is essentially the battery.
Other smart lenses out on the market are used to improve vision, while this one is purely recreational. The lens will be able to record, take photos, play video, and store all of this data in the area around the iris.
It will also have a built-in antenna so you can transfer your images and video to other devices.
And in case you’re wondering, your eyeball will also have zoom capabilities as well.
Google and Samsung had already submitted patent applications to do the same thing, but it would appear as though Sony beat them to the punch.