Wired Magazine: Vision Quest. The riveting story of a blind man and the scientists who’ve used cameras, computers and neural stimulators to get him to see.

“The next version,” Dobelle tells me, “may have enough resolution to use while driving in traffic.” In fact, since this is only a simple camera we’re talking about, one could imagine the addition of any number of superhuman optical features: night vision, X-ray vision, microscopic focus, long-range zoom. Forget the camera even; there’s no reason you couldn’t jack directly into the Net. In the future, the disabled may prove more abled; we may all want their prostheses.

Exciting times.

posted August 14, 2002 09:20 PM (Technology) #


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