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Originally Posted by Wiffinberg View Post

this is great! even if they do fail every now and again, it still gives the blind an opportunity to experience something that they never have seen /used to see

If I'm not mistaken, it only works on people who could once see but have lost their vision due to disease or accidents? Some kinda "special cases", it doesn't work for all people who are blind
    
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post #32 of 56
And it probably only works for people who can't see because of damaged/bad eyes, and not the people who can't see because the part of their brains that handle vision don't work.
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Finally!
I've been worried for years, over every little thing. I kept thinking that if I ever went Blind, that would be it for me. Game over. My hobbies include reading and playing video games. If I lost my sight? Brail would be difficult for me...and audio books suck. No more video games either. Plus just so many annoyances.
Was always thinking I'd find some way to die if I lost my vision completely. I'm weak like that. But this means if that horrible, horrible thing happens, there's a chance.

I am with you, don't know if I would kill myself but seriously don't know what I would do if I couldn 't read or play videogames. I guess brail would work for reading but still, losing sight is only behind the ability to to touch/feel in sucky sense to lose. Give up smell, taste, and speech just allow me to see and feel.
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If they some time in the future perfect this technology and others like it, and I was rich, I would so want to have all kinds of these things installed in me, even if everything was already working. I wanna be a cyborg !
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Give me these eyes now!
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I have retinitis pigmentosa my self, and this is pretty much our only hope. Also, it's just freaking cool.

I better start saving.
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Awesome indeed! I particularly liked that patient that dreamed in color after so long.


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Inb4adamjensen"didn'taskforthis"

Well done good sir. Was going to do an inb4adamjensen but you beat me to it *shake fist*

Anyway this is really cool. Can't wait to see how this turns out in the future.
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We are obviously still a long way off from being able to out do our natural eyes, but for someone who is blind, this is a lot better than nothing, not to mention being a crucial steeping stone to better things.
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Give me these eyes now!

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Start of augmentations.
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We are obviously still a long way off from being able to out do our natural eyes, but for someone who is blind, this is a lot better than nothing, not to mention being a crucial steeping stone to better things.
How about then?
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