Contact lenses "could replace conventional computers"

Contact lenses "could replace conventional computers"

Computers as we know them could soon be rendered obsolete by super-advanced contact lenses and similar apparatus that can be worn on the head to access and store information, it has been claimed.

According to Dr Ian Pearson, from consulting company Futurizon, talking to the Sydney Morning Herald, said it may not be long until we are utilising devices such as contact lenses instead of hardware like keyboards.

"We will instead wear personal head displays. These could be either lightweight glasses with inbuilt lasers that write the image directly onto the retina, or even contact lenses," the expert envisages.

He added that people will even be able to have real-time conversation just by using their contact lenses, such will be the advancement in technology in the coming years.

In a recent interview with Democracy Now, scientist Dr Michio Kaku said that the day will soon come when contact lenses will be similar to the vision identification technology used by the Terminator in the movies.

by Alexa Kaczka

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