[Cyborg] modify vision with electronics or gene therapy first?

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Mon May 14 14:00:04 UTC 2012

Human skin doesn't look pretty in UV. I think I'd be mostly concerned
about not finding anyone attractive any longer. But it'd be
interesting to try anyway, maybe in a non-dominant eye. Not keen to be
the first subject, though.


On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 7:36 AM, Jean Rintoul <jean.rintoul at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting that they have the human testing question on their site as
> well. The main risk they are quoting is potential blindness due to
> retinal detachment.
> "
> • Side effects of subretinal injections can include irritation or
> infection, in addition to the risks of permanent retinal detachment
> and blindness at the injection site. "
> Perhaps they can test for retinal detachment in other primates first,
> then find some people who really don't like being color blind. I'm
> sure there are some people out there who would volunteer if they
> thought they'd been missing out on something all their life.
> Jean
> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Christoph Maier
> <cm.hardware.software.elsewhere at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM, Jean Rintoul <jean.rintoul at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Gene therapy has apparently added extra color sensitivity to mice & monkeys. Extension of human vision into IR & UV?
>>> http://www.neitzvision.com/content/publications.html
>> Depends on how comfortable you are having foreign genetic material injected into you ...
>> http://www.neitzvision.com/content/genetherapy.html#humans
>> I'm blown away that they're even trying.
>> Electrical implants are ridiculously crude ... but not contagious.
>> Serious question ... where would you find volunteers for gene therapy?
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