WTF? Are you fu*king kidding me? What’s going on here? Technology is moving way too fast folks, did you not see Terminator? I’m not ready for this. I grew up in a time when the Leica M3 35mm rangefinder camera was the best camera on the block (if not the planet).
Leica M3 35mm Rangefinder Camera
Photo Credit: By Rama
Introduced in 1954, the Leica M3 was often the camera of choice for serious professionals. I saw it regularly in Vietnam, in 1967, slung over the shoulders of civilian combat photographers. Eventually the first Nikon F 35mm SLR claimed the number one spot in the early 1960s, and was standard issue for both civilian and military combat photographers (and other professionals). Read more Here.
Now I’m reading we’ll be able to take pictures with our eyes. A photo will be just a blink away. This is just way-CRAZY. Read the article and share your comments. Am I the only dinosaur out here that can’t handle rapid change? I think maybe it’s time for another well-placed asteroid. You Millennials are ruining my life (and I want you to stop). Just shoot me. Please.
Samsung Patents a Blink-Triggered Contact Lens Camera
As quoted from the original article: We’re getting closer to being able to take pictures with cameras built directly into contact lenses. Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for a smart contact lens that projects images directly into the wearer’s eyeball… and which has a built-in camera that’s controlled by blinking.
SamMobile reports that the patent filing comes on the heels of a new “Gear Blink” trademark application that was filed by Samsung in both South Korea and the United States. It’s currently unknown whether these trademark and patent filings refer to the same thing
The new patent application shows that Samsung has been developing a contact lens with a tiny display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors. It needs to be paired with an external device (e.g. a smartphone) for processing the content.
Samsung says the smart contact lenses can provide better image quality than off-eye solutions such as Google Glass. Like Google Glass, however, these contact lenses will undoubtedly come under intense scrutiny over its privacy eroding implications — they’re essentially hard-to-detect cameras that can be taken and used anywhere a person goes and on anything a person can see.
Samsung isn’t alone in this endeavor: Google also patented smart contact lenses with built-in cameras back in April 2014. Also, Samsung has been apparently winding down its standalone camera business around the world, so perhaps the company is focusing instead on pioneering entirely new ways to take pictures.
Stephen F. Dennstedt
Photographer, Writer, and World Traveller