Jan 282011

ARM has announced a 2mm x 2mm x 2mm (8.75mm3) glaucoma sensor that can be embedded in your eye. You can read the full write-up, along with a lot of computer architecture discussion, over at SemiAccurate.

Now I’m not going to be the first person in line to become a cyborg, but I’ve had a good idea where the world was headed ever since I read Vernor Vinge. If you’ve never heard of him, I’d recommend starting with Rainbows End or A Deepness in the Sky.

In short, we can expect that computers will become a part of everything around us. Further, it’s likely that computers will be built into our clothes and integrated with our bodies. Something as simple as a contact lens may become your primary interface to the Internet and the world. Imagine being able to exchange text messages just by thinking the words…

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