Forget Glasses, Google Wants to Inject a Device Into Your Eyeball


The future is not for the faint of heart.

Google just filed a patent for an intraocular device. In simpler, more horrifying terms, it is a device that is injected into your eyeball to correct your vision. 

Here's how it would work, according to the patent: The device, equipped with an electronic lens, would be "installed within a flexible polymeric material shaped to conform to the inside surface of a lens capsule of an eye." Gross, Google! 


Google's patented intraocular device is equipped with its own storage, radio, battery, sensors and electronic lens, Forbes reported, and it's powered wirelessly. 

According to the patent, Google sees this device as an alternative for individuals with a degenerative eye disease or with poor vision who use contact lenses or glasses. So rather than have to put in contacts (the horror!) or slip on a pair of glasses (how strenuous!), you could instead have this intraocular device implanted into your eyeball to see the cyborg world more clearly. 

While many have undergone similar measures to correct their vision without the need for glasses or contacts, e.g. Lasik, or laser eye surgery, there's a key difference to note here. Lasik is a procedure performed by a professional surgeon; the intraocular device comes from a tech company. 

And yet, tech companies continue to try and get into our peepers. Samsung filed a patent for a smart contact lens and Google also introduced a smart contact lens project as well as a solar-powered lens. But none of these necessitate injecting anything into our face. 

Google, you already have so much of our data, leave our eyeballs alone.