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Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.   In its patent application, which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved last week, Google says it could remove the lens of your eye, inject fluid into your empty lens capsule and then place an electronic lens in the fluid.  Once equipped with your cyborg lenses, you would never need glasses or contacts again. In fact, you might not even need a telescope or a microscope again. And who needs a camera when your eyes can capture photos and videos?

Source: CNN Tech

Date: May 6th, 2016

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/04/technology/google-lenses/index.html

Discussion

1) It has been said that humans don’t need to fear the rise of the machines (as depicted in the Terminator movies) because we will become the machines through Cyborg implants like this.  Would you do this, and if so why and if not why not?

2) Why is Google pushing in this direction?

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