As one that loves the sciences, I never stop marveling at the new innovations when they are revealed to the public for the first time.
Some of us are not aware of it but the "Google" corporation is not just an Internet giant, the company dabbles in the other aspects of the technologies as well and one of their newest inventions are some, "contact lenses" , that can essentially monitor diabetes in people with the disease, via microchip with little circuitry. Later to be installed in the device, an L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) to alert patients and eventually an antenna to notify doctors, computer records or some phone App..
Seeing how this can be a marvelous thing as Google has stated, "because no one with the disease likes pricking their fingers, it's a great way to help people monitor the ...", I can't help but wonder about the potential dangers of having an electrical device attached to the actual visual lens of the eye?
How would Google address the potential for circuitry going hot via some probability of a damaged path cross over, or even mini power sources potentially exploding by accidents?Is there a way to test every contact lens before it leaves production to insure that each one is working properly? If Google does have a process by which it test each and every device, what is it?
As one being a little to familiar with electronics, Google is suggesting putting a L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) within its product to essentially gave off a flash to the potential patient of a to high or to low glucose level state ( would be cooler if it could actually give you a written warning) it seems? What most people do not realize about L.E.D.'s is that it can also collect light when circuited the right way.
Google is also suggesting the idea of placing an antenna in its product to report back possibly to the potential users doctor, computer, phone, etc., and as I'm one always on the watch for conspiracies knowing that Google is also a tentacle used by some government agencies, such a device would be very valuable to promote if nothing else for the health implications.
The applications for and of such a device once modified for places like the political arenas, law enforcements, judicial offices, religious and or public institutions would be enormous.
What do you think, would you wear one or continually prick your fingers and test blood by other methods?
Its hard enough knowing when someone is wearing contact lenses, would you want to be around anyone wearing one?
How long before their redesigned to simply act as cameras if they haven't been done so already?