Recording Reality

THESE days, using silicon chips to allow machines to see is commonplace. So why not use them to restore sight to the blind? That is the reasoning behind a study being carried out in the eye hospitals of Tübingen and Regensburg universities, in Germany.

Seeing The Light

As the technology behind visual implants progresses, how many people will choose to upload/record what they’re currently looking at? For that matter hearing, smelling, tasting and touching? The phrase “speaking off the record” will take on a whole new dimension! The social, legal and business implications of this seem very far reaching.

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