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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    The eyes are one of the worst designed parts of the body and definitely do not have lifespans equal to the rest of our parts. They start failing at 40 and get worse from there.
    For some reason this bugs me.

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    I don't think Gizmo is going all biblical on you.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil View Post
    For some reason this bugs me.
    Ya sorry... purely talking mechanical crap.

    Let's read "worst designed" instead as "least evolved for long term viability"
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    We Jeeperneez are express all emotion through money. Wedding is happy money. Funeral is sad money. Izakaya is friendship money. Girl-bar is almost-sex money. But babby-borning is bery happy money, as no babby in Japan. All babby is special so we is givings much money as presento for babby.

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    Though in evolutionary terms, the eye is absolutely amazing.

    The long term viability of the eye may also become a concern of the past with some of the new technology coming out.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    ?????? and what pray tell is this technology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    ?????? and what pray tell is this technology?
    There's been a lot of work recently in mapping basic CMOS sensors to the nerve bundle that gets sent to the brain. Functionally speaking, the eye itself is a pretty basic part of the body and most of the work is done by the brain. It's really nowhere near as complicated as say the cochlea or sensitivity in the skin. They managed to map some basic CMOS data via a processor to a nerve implant so an individual could get basic contrast information (think grey scale, really fuzzy super super low resolution picture). It's not great, but it's a pretty huge start at replacing a nervous system interface part, rather than something like the heart which just needs to run regularly.
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    And while eye disease is still a problem (macular degeneration, glaucoma), treatment of the diseases is improving greatly.

    In terms of fixing eye sight, there are some interesting options that may be coming out. For example, some companies are trying to do more with intraocular lenses, which are now only used for cataract surgeries. Soon they may be used to correct very poor vision. I gather the hope is that they'll be able to do more than laser surgery can accomplish because it will be an artificial lens.

    This technology is still in its infancy, but the possible implications are very exciting.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    First two rows of my class were out today, and the back row had students standing up to come closer and see the board. Suggested that the students sit in the empty seats for the day as we were doing a lot of writing. That went down like a lead balloon.
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    shit, i've realize that i picked the wrong time to reply directly the thread's original question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpinthefang View Post
    That went down like a lead balloon.
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