Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In a cat's eye

According to an article on Yahoo!, researchers are experimenting with "bionic eyes" for cats. Abyssinians sometimes suffer from a genetic disease which slowly destroys their retinas, leaving them blind. A similar disease affects some humans. So researchers are implanting special light sensitive silicone chips on the retinas of the cats’ eyes, and will be learning how to adjust and improve them, in hopes of helping both humans and cats.

How would the world look through bionic eyes? Shadows, light? Would shapes be foggy, blurry, clear?

How do cats view the world? How do we appear to them? And how would life change if, for one day, we saw everything around through the eyes of a cat…


In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats -- English proverb

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