PLONK (was Re: vision chip)

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Fri, 01 Aug 1997 23:22:58 -0700

>I heard that science cured a blind person (he was blind since birth) but when
>they cured him he freaked out and couldnt handle it. It was a total new
>dimension to his consciousness, you have to prepare for that spiritually.

Danny, you may be thinking of the work done with the last generation of
eye infection patients a few decades ago. Their corneas were clouded at birth
and at best they could distinguish light from dark. Later surgery like that
developed for cataract patients was employed in an attempt to give these
a clear visual path.

The best information I have on that is that many of the "cured" patients
not interpret images at all, found the new input upsetting because it was
noise", and went back to wearing dark glasses. Is babble in a language you
don't understand "a total new dimension to [your] consciousness?"

This is not to imply that I don't understand *your* language.

My bogometer is in the red. Not to be negative or anything, but... *PLONK*


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