Monitors of the Future

Why waste money on that big monitor when you could have two tiny ones?

Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time used manufacturing techniques at microscopic scales to combine a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights.

That’s right, we are on our way to Rainbows End with augmented reality. If you want immersive gameplay, project the game onto your retina. Tiny solar cells can bring power and your new monitor can also correct your vision, or why not go beyond that to built-in image-enhancement, binoculars, or wireless input from cameras in the area? Bonus points for the first guy who puts his vision as an ongoing real-time webcast, which will get surreal when the live broadcast is him editing that web page.

This will revolutionize porn.

: Zubon

12 thoughts on “Monitors of the Future”

  1. What’ll be really cool is when we can put little contacts on our fingers and move information objects around the room, so we’ll be able to have “windows” akin to computer screens just floating in the air wherever we want them to be.

    This will revolutionize… Post-It notes?

  2. It’s just what I always wanted!

    It’ll be even better when we can link nametags and short infoblurbs/comments about people to the RFID tags which will one-day be implanted upon their person. “This is George. He’s a cellist in Sarah’s ensemble.” Or (also using RFID tags) be able to locate any object in your house in seconds.

  3. There are eyeglass models that will be on the market first, and won’t require you to poke your eyeball. The current reference designs look ugly as sin, but since the actual monitor part is small, it’s possible to have much better looking ones.

    It’s cool tech, but I don’t see it being popular in meatspace any time soon, for obvious reasons.

  4. It’s amazing.^+^

    What’ll be really cool is when we can put little contacts on our fingers and move information objects around the room, so we’ll be able to have “windows” akin to computer screens just floating in the air wherever we want them to be.

  5. When the revolution comes I’ll be amongst the first up against the wall. And I still won’t be able to see. I’d have to squint.

  6. that won’t happen Julian will just have to wear the 50 lb headgear and never retire in order to pay for his kids’ therapy for being beat up at school for having the uncool dad.

  7. Dude… my 5 year old already runs around the house all the time going, “There is a level 27 Fire Troll with nine thousand hitpoints”, and waves his imaginary sword at the air, which I assume has some sort of trollslaying bonus, although he has yet to elaborate on that.

    He’s gonna get beat up on his own merits, thank you.

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