Forget Glass; Google wants to plant Android right in your eye

Forget Glass; Google wants to plant Android right in your eye
Sure, Google Glass was one way to view Android all of your waking hours. But wouldn't it be easier just to have Android placed directly in your eye instead of having to don glasses? Google apparently thinks so, and has filed a patent application with the USPTO for what is simply titled "Intra-ocular device." According to the patent application, a harvesting antenna will provide the power required to run the device, although what this is and how it works is not part of the filing.

Google doesn't mention Android by name in the patent, but what else would be running this invasive invention? Is this the final step in the evolution of the smartphone, the tablet and the wearable? Would people allow themselves to have this device inserted into their eyes? Obviously this is quite a number of years away from being available.

The patent was filed October 24th, 2014 in the name of Andrew Jason Conrad, the head of Life Sciences at Google. You can view some images from the application by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: USPTO via AndroidAuthority

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36 Comments

1. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wow, Google became evil. Is this a part of the new world order?

12. NoAllegiance unregistered

Wasn't their slogan don't be evil at one time?

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Thats where we are going to eventually have cyberware in us ( shadowrun anyone? ) Can be used for good and evil ofcourse.

2. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I draw the line with things like this, not saying it potentially doesn't have a beneficial use but just not for me.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Some futurama sht

6. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

#EyePhone. Futurama FTW!! "You can ignore your friends, stalk your ex, download porn on a crowded bus, even check your email while getting hit by a train." It's $500, you have no choice in carrier, the battery can't hold a charge, the reception isn't very good... SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!! This really is a joke. I'll keep my phone in my pocket, thank you very much.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Whether this is a joke or not - will have to see.. but if eveyone in the past threw evertyhing that wasn't perfect with the first try - we would probably still be inventing the wheel... (the first one would have been too heavy)

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I don't want my eyes to lag

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

your brain already lag so its fine.

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It's when you're in bed with a hottie and start getting ads pop up in your vision for Viagra or the morning after pill that it might start to irritate...

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't think I would want it unless I really need it for medical reasons.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Guys, we all made jokes when Google bought Nest, that you'll get ads on your thermostat - but that never happened... This type of tech - we all know it's going to get there - whether you like it or not, bio-metrics are already huge part of OUR lives - our phones count our steps, sleeping habits, and if you wish can collect your vitals to provide researchers better data to collaborate cures for parkinsons (for example)... As much as an Apple fan I am, and would love to take a jab at google and their advertising schemes - I absolutely doubt that google is going to screw something like this up just to push more ads...

11. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Hell no. There's a limit for everything.

13. NoAllegiance unregistered

Yeah, and after a year they just forget about updates.

14. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

do my eyes need to be upgraded too? you know, more RAM and cores.

16. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

painful hardware upgrades. lol

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its more like a bluetooth but in your eye for video. all the core and Ram need will still be in your pocket or a bracelet of some kind.

15. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i want 4k cyborg eyes.

17. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

I'll never hurt my eyes for this. They are overdoing it, It will be better if they just make a contact lens then you can remove it to rest your eyes.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

great... open your eyes for AR, and your close eyes and you'll get VR.. and no need to charge it, ever... but, NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE.. NOPE..

19. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Terminator eyes...

20. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Honestly the tech world is going too fast, this is stupid.

21. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

If my phone makes me dizzy imagine this s**t, lol

22. GTNavy

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Google really does want world domination.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Now Google wants to give everyone cancer of the eye? Just no. Make Android run on contacts and maybe we will talk. I can't even imagine having a doctor come near my eye. That sounds painful. One accident and you could be blinded for life. No thanks. We don't need technology planted in our body. Good Luck with this patent. Even if you when it, unless you are paying millions of dollars for a human to test it for you, I don't want to be your living "ANDROID"

24. techietech

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 24, 2016

It's not innovation, it's stupidation. VR and AR are enough

25. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Imagine walking around and everywhere you look is popup bubbles of information with phone numbers, email addresses, waiting times and distances. AR finally becomes reality. So instead of injecting this in my eye, just give me a pair of prescription glasses with this on the lens. No weird Google Glass, just normal glasses with an Android lens built in.

26. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Some continuum stuff right here.

30. pixel8or

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Please tell me that nobody is surprised here...

31. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

This is not got going to happen as no surgeon would put the patient at risk of getting an endophtalmitis (I hope).

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