Sony has filed a patent for contact lenses that record and store videos with the blink of an eye

Sony has filed a patent for contact lenses that record and store videos with the blink of an eye

If you've seen the dystopian nightmare fuel that is BBC's Black Mirror, you might be getting the "No no nos" about Sony's latest patent application - 'smart' contact lenses with a built-in camera that can record, play, and even store videos right before your eyes. 

With Google and Samsung having already filed patents for contact lenses with tiny, built-in cameras, these things seem inevitable, and they have the potential to change everything about the way we interact with each other... for better or worse. 

So yep, that means in the future we could all be playing back recordings of old conversations to our friends and family to win an argument, or, you know,watching a 'greatest hits' compilation while having sex with our significant other. But we have more faith in the good of mankind than that, right?

Potential misuses aside, the technology behind these new 'smart eyes' is actually incredibly cool. The patent describes contact lenses that can 'sense' when you're making a deliberate blink rather than a natural one, and respond by turning the recording on or off. 

Link to article: http://www.sciencealert.com/sony-just-filed-a-patent-for-contact-lenses-that-record-and-play-videos-with-a-blink-on-an-eye

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