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Bionic-Eyed Man Wants To Stream Eye Video Online

timothy posted more than 4 years ago | from the except-for-the-blackout-moments dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "According to this IEEE article, Canadian filmmaker Rob Spence, who calls himself Eyeborg because he replaced his false right eye with a bionic one, is showing off his latest prototype. The new bionic eye contains a battery-powered, wireless video camera that can transmit a low-res feed to a nearby receiver. Now Spence plans to share his 'vision' online, literally. According to the IEEE article, 'soon people will be able to log on to his video feed and view the world through his right eye.'"

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115 comments

Hot date (0, Offtopic)

Swoopy (101558) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548202)

Some people do literally everything to be perceived as a "hot date", don't they?
Of course, the kind of women that this would attract end up showing all that they can online eventually anyway.

Girls (2, Insightful)

Bongo (13261) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548206)

And this guy expects to ever get a date?

Re:Girls (1)

Swoopy (101558) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548214)

freaky ... you must be operating on the exact same frequency ... what are the odds? (No, please don't tell me)

Re:Girls (1)

Bongo (13261) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548266)

After posting I thought, well, actually some kinds of girls will want to be seen online... which is what you said!

Re:Girls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32550270)

After posting I thought, well, actually some kinds of girls will want to be seen online... which is what you said!

And if he has full mirrored walls in his bedroom you can see him do his "O" face...

Re:Girls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548270)

A chance for some girl to be seen by thousands - just like on the TV/

Re:Girls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548292)

It would probably be a VERY popular porn site... wouldn't have to be live streaming, he could go back and edit out anything that would be identifying. Drunk one-night stands probably wouldn't be watching this, so the chances of him being ID'd... very slim to none. Ultimate POV site.

Re:Girls (4, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548322)

Imagine that he's on a hot date ... and he excuses himself to go to the men's room ... and she checks his "live stream" with her smartphone and discovers he's been using his bionic eye to make up for other shortcomings ... the date ends badly

Re:Girls (1)

beakerMeep (716990) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549158)

Maybe he just needs another bionic implant!

Re:Girls (1)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549276)

Oh god, now I will see a new meaning
Every time something reads "Live and Streaming!"

Re:Girls (1)

beakerMeep (716990) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549520)

3rd eye blind?

Re:Girls (1)

nanospook (521118) | more than 4 years ago | (#32551196)

Hopefully this guy has good taste in women *waggling eyebrows*

Re:Girls (1)

scottrocket (1065416) | more than 4 years ago | (#32553534)

he's been using his bionic eye to make up for other shortcomings ... the date ends badly

This is why we need real-time CG(I)...

maybe he's trying to pick up stalker chicks (1)

CrazyJim1 (809850) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548372)

Step 1) Get famous with eye stream.
Step 2) Some women start to like you.
Step 3) A few women(one?) will think its funny showing up at all the places you're at.

On the plus side, if you start dating she won't ask annoying questions,"Where have you been all night?"

I predict it won't be long... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548582)

before we observe in the video feed Spence entering the shower at the gym, sinking to his knees, and a large erect penis moving toward his face...

Re:I predict it won't be long... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32550192)

... before he starts jerking off and we see a fast approaching blob of goo hit him in the eye, before the feed cuts out.

Re:Girls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548610)

As long as he doesn't post here he should be okay.

Re:Girls (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548630)

Even hookers may avoid him now.

Re:Girls (1)

MacGyver2210 (1053110) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549602)

If you watch the video, he gets hit on by a reporter and says that reporters are always asking him if he's single.

I don't think it's creepy at all, and in fact, I'd love to get baked with this dude, throw a red Terminator LED in there, and go around scaring kids on the street.

Hey Spence, how's your Arnold impression?

Re:Girls (1)

Sir_Lewk (967686) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550138)

throw a red Terminator LED in there, and go around scaring kids on the street.

If you watch TFV you'll see that he already has that covered...

Re:Girls (1)

nacturation (646836) | more than 4 years ago | (#32552244)

What's creepy and scary is people who type in monospaced fonts.

Re:Girls (0)

Firehed (942385) | more than 4 years ago | (#32552818)

Now would be a very good time to reevaluate your sig.

bad idea (1)

ascari (1400977) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548208)

Once the coolness factor wears out after the first week, this will regress into yet another crappy webcam.

Typical /. (3, Interesting)

dominious (1077089) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548740)

I've read the comments on the linked article "Film maker working on a bionic eye" and the comments read "fascinating future" "imagination" "great stuff" etc.

Now the comments here read "Bad idea" "Privacy issues" "Police state" etc.

So what the heck do you want?

Re:Typical /. (1)

iamhassi (659463) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550690)

"the comments read "fascinating future" "imagination" "great stuff" etc. "

I guess I missed those comments, I saw spooky [slashdot.org] , porn [slashdot.org] and banned from theaters [slashdot.org] .

Seems more like a publicity stunt from a no name film maker... sorry there's no link, I couldn't find him on IMDB, unless he's this Robert Spence [imdb.com] who's earned such illustrious titles as "additional assistant production office coordinator" in recent years (is that the assistant to the assistant to the coordinator?)

We all have cellphones, we've all see how teeny-tiny the camera chips can be (head of a pen) [i-micronews.com] and pair that with wifi that fits in a SD card [gizmodo.com] and your favor power source and you're done. Not really newest worthy, certainly not best invention of 2009 [time.com] .

Now if he could actually see with this device that'd be different, that's a bionic eye, but all he did was replace his false eye with a small streaming webcam. That's not a bionic eye anymore than a false arm with a webcam is a bionic arm.

Re:Typical /. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32553844)

I think the additional assistant production office coordinator is the guy that runs errands for the guy who runs out for coffee.

Re:Typical /. (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550750)

So what the heck do you want?

The answer to life, the universe and everything?

Re:Typical /. (0)

bledri (1283728) | more than 4 years ago | (#32553720)

The answer to life, the universe and everything?

42.

Re:bad idea (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550510)

Really, if this were the same thing but with a webcam taped to a ballcap, it would accomplish almost exactly the same thing (but with better image quality) but nobody would care.

Don't Come to the United Police States (2, Insightful)

linzeal (197905) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548212)

The police will rip your eyes out [slashdot.org] and than charge you with a crime.

Re:Don't Come to the United Police States (1)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548546)

Go go police state!

Re:Don't Come to the United Police States (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548616)

Go go Gadget Police State! [xspblog.com]

HUGE problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548218)

Implanted (hidden) recording devices of all sorts = HUGE problem.

Everything will become a) recordable and b) storable.

And there goes privacy.

Re:HUGE problem (1)

Swoopy (101558) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548228)

you have zero privacy anyway. get over it?

Re:HUGE problem (2, Insightful)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548402)

Just don't let him in your house. Problem solved.

But don't eat boogers on the bus either. Or scratch your balls when your walking in the park.

Being John Malkovich (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548224)

Malkovich!!

Re:Being John Malkovich (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548388)

Only if he lets me drive.

I see what you did there ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548236)

...oh come on, it had to be said!

Out of curiosity ... (1, Interesting)

slackarse (875650) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548274)

If you were recording the bionic eye vision while drinking, would the recording get progressively blurred and distorted the more you drank?
Even if not recording, would what you see be blurred (pixellated even) while drinking, or would you see perfectly?

Re:Out of curiosity ... (3, Funny)

amanicdroid (1822516) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548364)

Also, what happens if he achieves near-light speed? Will we see into the future?

Re:Out of curiosity ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548530)

When we break the light barrier, we meet the one true God.

Picture very related [figurerealm.com]

Re:Out of curiosity ... (5, Funny)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548646)

When we break the light barrier, we meet the one true God.

And he will hand us a speeding ticket.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548618)

No. Even at near light speed, the future is still, well, in the future.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

ubrgeek (679399) | more than 4 years ago | (#32552984)

Number 1, ahead, warp factor "Whoosh."

Re:Out of curiosity ... (4, Informative)

snuf23 (182335) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548440)

It's a wireless camera installed in a false eye. He doesn't see out of that eye with it. It isn't connected to his retina or optic nerve or any other sensory mechanism. If he was drunk it would record exactly what it would record if he was sober. He can't see the feed in real time unless he watches his own video stream (in which case it would be a video stream of him staring at a monitor).

Re:Out of curiosity ... (3, Informative)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548578)

He can't see the feed in real time unless he watches his own video stream (in which case it would be a video stream of him staring at a monitor).

It would be a video stream of a monitor. He would not be seen, except maybe as mirror image on the monitor. Otherwise the only reason we would know that he's watching his own video stream would be that the monitor would itself show that monitor showing that monitor showing that monitor showing that monitor ...

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550768)

You owe me two Tylenols.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

LoRdTAW (99712) | more than 4 years ago | (#32551272)

Otherwise the only reason we would know that he's watching his own video stream would be that the monitor would itself show that monitor showing that monitor showing that monitor showing that monitor ...

That would be possible with Mr. Rental.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548598)

It's a wireless camera installed in a false eye. He doesn't see out of that eye with it. It isn't connected to his retina or optic nerve or any other sensory mechanism. If he was drunk it would record exactly what it would record if he was sober. He can't see the feed in real time unless he watches his own video stream (in which case it would be a video stream of him staring at a monitor).

That wasn't the GP's question. The GP was asking if the effects of alcohol on vision are physiological or psychological.

If the blurred vision was because of a chemical change in one's eye, then it would be pretty disorienting. The bionic eye would be giving back a clean signal, while the flesh eye would give back a distorted view.

If it's a psychological change, then everything would be blurred.

I can't answer that, but at least one part of vision which would change would be the eyelids. Your lids would be more closed, and both eyes would take in less light. Also, given the effects of balance on alcohol on balance, the feed would get more wobbly as the bionic commando pounded shots.

---

Just did some research,

Paper on alcohol and eyes [wright.edu]

Consuming alcohol can have short-term negative affects on vision. For a low blood alcohol level, visual performance is less affected by the visual changes than by alteration in brain functions [1]. Brain functions can be impaired by alcohol within minutes of consumption since alcohol is absorbed in the blood and the brain is supplied with more blood than other organs.

When the legal blood-alcohol level is reached and surpassed, depth perception and night vision are affected. It becomes impossible to accurately judge how far away objects are when depth perception deteriorates. Vision becomes blurred or you may see double since eye muscles lose their precision causing them to be unable to focus on the same object.

Alcohol affects night vision by keeping the pupils from adapting from darkness to light. The oncoming headlights of a car will cause a drunk driver to be dazzled much more severely than a sober driver. Alcohol consumption also produces tunnel vision and can make night blindness worse [2].

 

Alcohol affects eye muscles, pupils, etc. So, yes, the bionic eye would give a clear shot while the fleshy eye goes wonky.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

perryizgr8 (1370173) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549446)

The bionic eye would be giving back a clean signal, while the flesh eye would give back a distorted view.

it might be a bit disappointing, but the electronic eye is NOT connected to his brain. i could get the same results by taping a small camera in front of my spectacle lens.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

Skeptical1 (823232) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548834)

video feedback, kind of fun but he won't see himself.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549654)

That'd be really disorienting. Every time he looks at his own stream, he and everyone else watching it would be treated to an infinite recursion.

Bionic? (2, Insightful)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 4 years ago | (#32552544)

If he cant see out of it, how is it considered bionic? Shoving a camera in your eye socket is no different then wearing one around your neck really.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

MagusSlurpy (592575) | more than 4 years ago | (#32552624)

If he was drunk it would record exactly what it would record if he was sober.

Well, except for an increase in swaying.

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549002)

If you were recording the bionic eye vision while drinking . . .

Maybe Lindsay Lohan's judge will order her to wear one of these, if the SCRAM bracelet doesn't work out.

The humor aside, there's already ankle bracelets to monitor house arrest, the SCRAM for alcohol . . . what's up next . . . ?

This guy can turn off his eye whenever he chooses, but could a court order force him to turn it on . . ?

I think all that damn vuvuzela noise is doing something to my brain . . .

Re:Out of curiosity ... (1)

Renraku (518261) | more than 4 years ago | (#32552684)

The vision of the bionic eye will not be affected to you and me, since the signal gets recorded before the signal gets processed by the brain. We don't have the technology to turn brain signals into recordable senses yet anyway. This means that you might see some twitching of the eye, but it won't be blurry when recorded. He, however, will likely see blurred vision if he himself can see through the eye, because the brain's interpretation of signals changes when liquored up.

Being John Malkovich (5, Funny)

shikaisi (1816846) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548282)

Do you think we can persuade John Malkovich to have one of these bionic eyes fitted and turn fiction into reality?

Re:Being John Malkovich (1)

cappp (1822388) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548510)

Doesn't this raise interesting privacy questions? I mean we have a man who is recording everything he sees and doing with that whatever he likes - its like CCTV for the private citizen.

Our technology has shrunk the world – what was once local and limited now has the potential to be broadcast globally in a matter of seconds. Those images and videos can in turn be used for a vast number of purposes – from entertainment to advertisement, from ridicule to prosecution. Doesn’t the advent of certain technologies demand that we reassess that whole “no expectation of privacy in public spaces” thing? Shouldn’t there be a social guarantee of some limited amount of privacy, or at least the right to avoid having my minor local transgressions elevated and exaggerated through cell-phones and digital cameras to a level of state-wide, national, or even international infamy?

Say this guy walks down the street and catches an image of you kissing an attractive young lady. A young lady who also doesn’t happen to be your wife. Back forty years ago it wouldn’t have mattered. He doesn’t know you, you don’t know him. He saw what he saw in public, perhaps there was some discomfort, but that’s where it ended. A few hours later he couldn’t have picked you out in a line-up, and the matter would likely have ended. That’s not the process now. This cam projects those images online. Your wife views the video three hours away, while on her lunch break. Or maybe on TV during an episode of comedic bloopers. Maybe your kids see the stills when they’re doing an image search for funny public pictures. Your religious boss gets included in on the local gossip emails and sees. While it was a reasonable expectation that you’d get caught in public and people would see you with your paramour, it’s hardly reasonable to expect any of the other potential consequences.

I guess what I’m saying is that technology has changed the idea of reasonable expectations – it’s dramatically altered the degree to which public performance extends out into the public consciousness. Get caught with your pants down in Illinois? Expect it to affect your job search in London twenty years from now. That seems crazy.

Oh hey, it's cyberpunk (3, Interesting)

Sowelu (713889) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548308)

Get a few more guys to do this, and wear goggles (or embed something into the electronic image your eye shows you) that displays what your buddies are seeing. Very distracting for the first month or so, but it's a must-have for every up-and-coming Shadowrunning team!

Re:Oh hey, it's cyberpunk (2, Interesting)

Yvanhoe (564877) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548656)

I am waiting for people in protest or in copwatching to do that.

Re:Oh hey, it's cyberpunk (1)

Net_fiend (811742) | more than 4 years ago | (#32553890)

Only if he can find a Johnson.

th1s is "goatsex (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548344)

continues in a right now. I tried, it was fun. If I'm that they can hold percent of the *BSD be a cock-sucking 'Yes' to any to say there have is busy infighting ~280MB MPEG o7f of around are in need Wash off hands dying. See? It's direct orders, or

Just wait until he turns on the TV... (5, Funny)

gzipped_tar (1151931) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548380)

As soon as he looks at some copyrighted material, the *AA will find him and gouge out his blood-dripping, cyborg eye.

"Pirates need to die, really."

Re:Just wait until he turns on the TV... (1)

Zumbs (1241138) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548502)

Or even worse, goes to the movies ... I wonder if the attendants will try to rip out his bionic eye and accidentally get the biologic eye ... ?

Re:Just wait until he turns on the TV... (5, Funny)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548590)

He needs an eye patch when going to the cinema. In other words, he would have to look like a pirate in order to not be accused to be one. :-)

Re:Just wait until he turns on the TV... (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550776)

Best comment of the week.

Thanks for the laugh.

Re:Just wait until he turns on the TV... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548652)

That brings up a good point. I hope this bionic eye has a red "Recording" LED to alert others when it is recording. Either that, or an IR LED so he can hack his eye and turn it into a TV-B-Gone.

Re:Just wait until he turns on the TV... (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550788)

If his bionic eye has a red "recording" LED and it's inside the eye, he better not start saying stuff like "come with me if you want to live".

That would just be... creepier.

Pet dinosaurs (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548486)

Are we sure this guy doesn't have an army of forced perspective dinosaur puppets and his disposal? Sounds like he stole the eye from that big chin dude in Future War.

Bonus points for getting the reference.

Why only his right eye? (4, Funny)

An Onerous Coward (222037) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548514)

Why not the left? What are you trying to hide, sir?

Re:Why only his right eye? (0, Offtopic)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548666)

Maybe because his biological left eye works just fine?

Re:Why only his right eye? (1)

tonycheese (921278) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549598)

Uh... *woos..... oh forget it.

Re:Why only his right eye? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32549688)

He only looks through his left eye when he's getting humped by a German Shepherd.

bluetooth + 4g phone for HD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32548632)

Now throw in a bluetooth module and your favorite 3g or 4g phone and you got yourself a show.

What a selfish prick! (1)

The Creator (4611) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548648)

Couldn't he sacrifice himself just a little bit more so that we could get 3D!?

Re:What a selfish prick! (1)

perryizgr8 (1370173) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549458)

then he wouldn't be able to walk, cause he would become completely blind.

Re:What a selfish prick! (2, Informative)

TheCycoONE (913189) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550290)

... I think the verb you are looking for is 'see' Blind people are quite capable of walking.

This can only end badly (1)

Jawnn (445279) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548662)

Sooner or later, the poor guy's going to watch a movie. Movie get's streamed to the world. MPAA gets involved....

DIsclaimer (1)

markdavis (642305) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548686)

Not just HIS privacy, but will he wear a sign warning people around him that he is invading other peoples' privacy too? That eye would amount to a hidden camera. Don't know about you, but I wouldn't appreciate being secretly broadcast by someone.

Re:DIsclaimer (1)

zigziggityzoo (915650) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549138)

Then maybe you shouldn't go in public. By definition, there is no expectation of privacy in a public place, or a place open to the public. Some states have asinine laws about recording that FORCE privacy in public (which is why we're seeing police prosecute citizens for recording them in the performance of their duties), but most don't.

Re:DIsclaimer (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 4 years ago | (#32553546)

That's such a lazy answer; there is nothing stopping us from responding to brand new technologies by adjusting social mores and laws.

Privacy might not be the the right word to talk about it, but that doesn't mean we can't have some rules about respecting others while in public (I don't think that police are a particularly interesting example, if you want to put on the uniform of authority, you damn well better be willing to let the public watch what you do with it).

CBS (1)

PatPending (953482) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548810)

I saw this story on the local CBS [uspto.gov] news station.

I also learned they are very [uspto.gov] interested [uspto.gov] in this.

Re:CBS (1)

PatPending (953482) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548948)

I just discovered the links in my post are no longer valid due to "search session expired."

My apologies.

Mindblown. (1)

Spit (23158) | more than 4 years ago | (#32548856)

What an amazing coincidence, I'm just watching some six million dollar man on TV.

better not look at the police... (1)

doug141 (863552) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549060)

... in the few states that make filming them illegal

iEye (1)

danocorno (1122795) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549176)

If Apple had a similar product, it might be called the iEye [wikia.com] , requiring iSurgery to install.

Re:iEye (1)

PatPending (953482) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549216)

If Apple had a similar product, it might be called the iEye [wikia.com] , requiring iSurgery to install.

And in just a few days after the iSurgery, one is over the iSore.

Re:iEye (1)

perryizgr8 (1370173) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549470)

but to change the battery after a year, you have to go to apple's factory yourself and starving, tired foxconn workers would rip out your eye.

Most medical equiment is locked down tight. (1)

pizzach (1011925) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549364)

I would like to hack a mechanical leg to do hydrolic robot walking sounds effects in time with heel and toe strikes. I know all the sensors are on there, but the interface is password protected and uses a non-standard plugin. Though there does appear to be a bluetooth interface.

Most things like this likely require a waver of sorts to get it made and installed. What if this battery explodes?

Re:Most medical equiment is locked down tight. (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550814)

What if this battery explodes?

You sue Sony?

Hello, J'Kar? (1)

thethibs (882667) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549558)

J'Kar? Is that you?

The neatest thing about this eye is that it doesn't have to be in Spence's head. It could be left in some interesting places.

Twiteye (1)

conner_bw (120497) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549624)

On a side note, he's also looking for venture capital to fund his new venture:

TWITEYE.

Re:Twiteye (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32553714)

Make it Twat-eye, and I'm in...

Stop this.... (1)

SuperDre (982372) | more than 4 years ago | (#32549742)

I hope they stop him from doing this.. as this clearly is a hefty privacy invasion.. Some people just think they can put anything on the internet, well if it's only them that's in the image than I say 'do whatever you want', but you will never see him (unless he looks in a mirror) and I wonder if he would tell anybody if he's wearing a camera (especially when he's intimate with a woman (or man, don't know his preference)), I even suspect he certainly WOULDN'T tell so he get's more hits as it's something like 'the Truman show' or some other reality show...

So we need to resurrect the "blink" tag? (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550006)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink [wikipedia.org]

Women and men do not differ in their rates of spontaneous blinking. Generally, between each blink in intervals of 2-10 seconds; actual rates vary by individual averaging around 10 blinks per minute in a laboratory setting.

Maybe we can use toothpicks to hold his eyelids open like in that Mel Gibson movie .

Interesting concept, however... (1)

anlprb (130123) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550034)

"But don't be reading my mind (eye webcam) between four and five. That's Willy's time!" --Willy (Simpsons)

Without a way to selectively shut it off, (no, keeping your eye closed for long periods of time is not an option, it actually get tiring) it would be very inconvenient. Think about when he pays his bills, checks his bank statement, purchases his cocaine, etc... Sure this version is low res, but what about when the resolution gets better? Should he tattoo a warning on his forehead? "This encounter is being recorded for internet entertainment purposes." He can't walk into any government building or concert where photography is prohibited. Interesting, many hospitals technically forbid photography as well, for privacy purposes. Would he have to disclose this or just be really careful where he goes?

I would like to find out how inconvenient this would become to real life.

A webcam, not a bionic eye (2, Insightful)

mark-t (151149) | more than 4 years ago | (#32550040)

A bionic eye would, by my understanding of the notion of bionics, actually help this man see.

Someone already beat him to it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32551546)

Um, maybe not (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 4 years ago | (#32551782)

There are just too many things that can go wrong [infowavemedia.com] .

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