Monday, August 1, 2011

Eyeball Replacement with Webcam

News about an U.S. artist's plan to replace eyeball lost in car accident with webcam made headlines some days before after the project posted on Kickstarter.
Tanya Vlach's prosthetic eye can give her 'endless artistic opportunities' and can transform her into a cyborg with an app of webcam views externally controlled.
If it sounds terrifying for the future of what can be done with the proliferation of prosthetics into everyday life and the implications can have upon us, then anyone can think about how much more terrifying can be the thought of having to leave a life with disabilities by accident. Both thoughts can hardly give satisfactory answers to the problems and the questions raised by such actions and we need to see more works like that before we can evaluate more clearly on their consequences.

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