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Scanning light beams directly to the retina could revolutionize displays for everything from cellphones to games. Currently, our window to the digital universe is the computer monitor, which creates images and light that are then focused on the retina at the back of your eyeball. In the future, the bulky, power-hungry monitor could be eliminated and images could be painted directly onto the retina. The advantages to this system would be overwhelming. Images would appear more vivid, especially for gamers, and the system is well suited for low-power requirements of mobile devices. The lasers would also used hundreds of times less power than a small LCD screen typical of a notebook or handheld personal digital assistant.
[ Technology | 6 Jun 2004 @ 18:56 | PermaLink ]