Thursday, January 24, 2008

Technology Priorities

When I saw the headline “Researchers Develop Bionic Contact Lens” I immediately thought of the coke-bottle glass wearing individuals with complex eye issues finally receiving relief through the magic of technology. And yet the focus of the article, and seemingly the research itself, was not on improving vision but on taking gaming and personal computing to the next level. Indeed, the only sentence to the contrary came near the end, “Maybe the technique could even create sight aids for visually-impaired people.” I’m all for cool technology and sweet new games, but our priorities are getting fatally skewed.
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