All-seeing eye: Scientists have developed a prototype contact lens that could one day provide the wearer with the news, texts and social networking
Imagine catching up with your texts, social networking and perhaps the news without having to log on to a computer or even glance at a smartphone.
Messages and images would simply appear in front of your eyes, generated by a computerised contact lens.
Of course, you may not always want to be bothered by such messages if you are doing anything so quaint as – for instance – reading a book or going out walking and enjoying the scenery.
But until now the concept of info-vision – the ability to stream information across a person’s field of vision – had belonged to the realms of science fiction, featuring in films such as the Terminator series or TV shows such as Torchwood.
However, scientists have developed a prototype lens that could one day provide the wearer with all kinds of hands-free information.