DARPA Develops Implant With “Terminator” Vision: “Plugs directly into a person’s DNA and visual cortex” The visual overlay could be developed, as in the Schwarzenegger “Terminator” films, like an automatic panel of information that meshes seamlessly with the real world, or it could integrate interactive “Minority Report”-style panels, but internally. Regardless, the implications are fantastic, and perhaps, unsettling. Though it is hardly the first DARPA foray into brain implants, this technology represents a new breakthrough, as it requires modification to a person’s DNA, an application of optogenetics that bypasses our natural visual sensory system and makes use of what is, for now anyway, a simple $10 devices that produces the LED-like display:

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