Here are a couple of real-life (if speculative and fanciful) glimpses into the Uglies universe.
First this one . . .
What is that? A special? A pretty with some fairly heavy flash tattoo action?
Nope. It’s a Claritin makeup ad.
And check this out . . .
And eyescreen? Well, yeah, sort of.
Implanting a micro-camera directly into the eyeball may be a future solution for restoring sight to people with damaged vision, according to this patent application. The camera could be charged wirelessly, and communicate directly with a chip implanted at the back of the eye, so very little external hardware would be needed.
It’s from an article over at Gizmodo about installing a camera into the eye. So it wouldn’t just be an eyescreen, delivering data into the visual field, but also a camera, taking in real-world information to pass onto the visual cortex.
Maybe it’s not working technology yet, but it’s far along enough for a patent application. (Not that people wait very long for that these days, but still.)
Anyway, I thought I’d share those images with you. Working too hard on Leviathan to blog much. Sorry!
Update: The Claritin ad was sent to me by Tali (short of Natalia) Eldering. Thanks, and sorry I forgot to mention that the first time!