Google's smart contact lens for diabetics

January 17, 2014

Good lord, what will they think of next? It’s amazingly impressive, and for a good cause. It’ll measure your glucose levels via your tears and provide constant readings for diabetics.

But this stuff could be legitimately dangerous. Never mind the theoretical health dangers of having a microprocessor and wireless transmitter constantly floating above your eyeball. I like Jim’s commentary over at The Loop:

I see so much potential here. But plenty of room for harm. What else can you learn from tears? Is it possible to do illicit drug screening? DNA sampling? Personally, if I’m going to allow Google access to my body, I want the source code that communicates with the lens to be open and available so I can verify/rebuild it myself.