Singularity! Blind Man Can See As World’s First Bionic Eye Microchip Implant Successful

| May 3, 2012


“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15

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Two blind men can see again for the first time in more than two decades after an implant of a 3mm ‘bionic eye’ microchip. Doctors believe in time Chris James will be able to recognise faces, once his brain learns to see again.

SINGULARITY: The chip is 3mm by 3mm, and is implanted into the eyeball of sufferers

Chris, from Wiltshire, said: ‘I’ve always had that thought that one day I would be able to see again.’

Surgeons in Oxford, led by Professor Robert MacLaren, fitted the chip at the back of Chris’ eye in a complex eight-hour operation last month. Chris was one of two British patients to receive the electronic microchips – and both were regaining ‘useful vision’ just weeks after undergoing surgery.

Robin Millar, 60, from London, is one of the patients who has been fitted with the chip along with 1,500 electrodes, which are implanted below the retina. The music producer said: ‘Since switching on the device I am able to detect light and distinguish the outlines of certain objects which is an encouraging sign.

‘I have even dreamt in very vivid colour for the first time in 25 years so a part of my brain which had gone to sleep has woken up! ‘I feel this is incredibly promising for future research and I’m happy to be contributing to this legacy.’

Eye experts developing the pioneering new technology said the first group of British patients to receive the electronic microchips were regaining ‘useful vision’ just weeks after undergoing surgery. The news will offer fresh hope for people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (RP) – a genetic eye condition that leads to incurable blindness.

Retina Implant AG, a leading developer of subretinal implants, fitted two RP sufferers with the wireless device in mid-April as part of its UK trial.

The patients were able to detect light immediately after the microchip was activated, while further testing revealed there were also able to locate white objects on a dark background, Retina Implant said. source – Daily Mail UK

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  1. “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”

  2. john mcdougsl says:

    I’m torn on this issue. On one hand it can increase the quality of life for blind folks but on the other is it going to be used for evil or is it something we should not be messing with. I have long been against experiments with virus and germs because of the potential to create a horrible plague. As with anything good some will find ways to use it for evil. It’s sad.

    • “is it something we should not be messing with”, you should stop using your computer, the internet and all the new software right now.

      John, your fear is based in you huge ignorance in the subject. Science is becoming unreachable to your comprehensions… for your eyes almost like magic,

      keep casting spells, religion is your intellectual affordable super-power.

  3. John 10:37,38 “Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” – believe in science Christians, repent!

    on Jesus miracles: “On one hand it can increase the quality of life for blind folks but on the other is it going to be used for evil” – foundation for people-killer doctrines

  4. Frankenstein well it’s here in so many ways men with the help of lucifer playing god wake up sheeple start repenting and asking to be forgiven very deeply for your part in sin

  5. jeff says:

    Perilous Times and Perilous Men

    3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    Man seeking to attain godship. Seeking healing through sorcery is sin.

    • little man claims: I talk to God, and God talks me back
      little man claims: I know God better than anyone.
      little man claims: My God is better than your miracles
      little man claims: I am with God, You are not.
      little man claims: God thinks inside my head.
      little man claims: GOD IS ETERNAL, I AM ETERNAL

      so munch pride in such little man.

    • “Seeking healing through sorcery is sin”
      Stop casting spells on the sick.
      you can NOT command God
      so munch pride in such little man.

  6. Linda says:

    I just don’t understand why the bible verse was attached to this article. Why do you assume this is an evil/sinful thing? Maybe God was answering prayer through this technology. God does answer prayers by using man! I’m not convinced that this is evil. How is this different than the stints that have been placed in my husbands heart to keep him alive…or medicine we all take to get better or stay healthy? How is it different than the eye glasses people wear or contacts? Please explain.

  7. K says:

    I can’t understand why you spend so much time on a website that you supposedly disagree with so fundamentally. You are not going to change anyone’s mind here by mocking their beliefs and misusing Scripture to fit your argument. I hope you start reading the Bible in its entirety and open your heart to Jesus who is your Savior if you would only accept him.

    That being said, I think the point that some of the other readers are trying to make is that while this technology in this particular case is being used for good-helping the blind see, there are many other potential uses that are more sinister. Think about it. We are not merely commenting on this particular story, but the GENERAL TREND of the direction the world is moving in.

    Things are being introduced now to make life more convenient, etc and once we get used to all of this technology being part of our lives, they will start using it for their own purposes to control the population even more. Just look at how much life has changed in the past few years with smartphones. People willingly publish where they are located, share about their bodily functions on facebook and complain/brag about every detail in their lives. You share things with millions of strangers that a few years ago you probably only would have shared with good friends. Just some things to think about…