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Desc:Ben glues an LED to a contact lens, puts it in his eye, applies power
Category:Science & Technology, Horror
Tags:SCIENCE!, good idea, pioneer, Ben Krasnow, what could go wrong
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Robin Kestrel - 2014-05-24
I didn't know they made LEDs that small. This is really cool.
boner - 2014-05-24
An OLED TV would have 6 million (over 24 million for a 4k model...) Although this could maybe still be smaller than those.

fluffy - 2014-05-25
At one time Sony was working on a direct-view LED (not OLED) TV where each subpixel was a separately-addressable LED. The image and color quality were absolutely amazing, and of course having nanosecond-level latency and perfect contrast without any backlight dimming shenanigans was wonderful.

As Ben himself states in the video, though, the big problem with trying to build a direct-view VR display this way is a lack of focus. You'd have to either directly focus each LED onto a small part of the retina, or just go straight to retinal implants. Neither really appeals to me all that much.

oddeye - 2014-05-25
It doesn't really come across in this video but the guy is a giant and his eyes are like 3ft across.

memedumpster - 2014-05-24
I'm getting a definite Dr. Clayton Forrester vibe. I wonder if we could inspire him to wear a green lab coat?
Father Avalanche - 2014-05-24
maybe in the not-so-distant future?

Oscar Wildcat - 2014-05-24
Wots wrong with the capacitor that's already there, Ben? Does it need to have a special, engraved invitation?
SixDigitDebt - 2014-05-24
LEDs in the eyes today! Flux Capacitors up the ass tomorrow!

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infinite zest - 2014-05-25
always do what johnny don't does.

Cube - 2014-05-25
NEVER put LEDs in your eyes.

NEVER put NEVER put LEDs in your eyes.

In your Eyes. LEDs in your eyes.

ALWAYS put LEDs in your eyes.
oddeye - 2014-05-25
Long live the new eyes!

kennydra - 2014-05-25
Don't put LEDs in your eyes.
Put them in there.
Do not put them in there.

Redford - 2014-05-25
Always don't ever not put LEDs in your eyes.

TheOtherCapnS - 2014-05-25
I'm killing my eyes, Danny.

Kill my Danny.


infinite zest - 2014-05-25
:) I mentioned it before but this guy comes up on my linkedin a bunch (ostensibly because I can fix and maintain popcorn machines and splice film?) Dude's amazing.
infinite zest - 2014-05-25
It's not the same but I made a little Mr. Peanut monocle for old kitty cat's birthdays with an led pointer ( I wore it, not the cat and I held it up to my eye, never inserted it) but I was kind of curious and turned it around.
Oktay - 2014-05-25
I am eager for the next logical step: proper optics to induce lasing. Because, hey, lasers from your eyes!
Jet Bin Fever - 2014-05-27
His eye is far too bloodshot to make me think this is safe.
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