Forget goggles: U.S. looking to inject night vision directly into soldier’s eyes
It’s time you see the future, while you still have human eyes.
The U.S. and China are looking for ways to allow their troops to see in the dark without the aid of night vision, and a direct-eye-injection method may be the current answer.
Currently undergoing testing in both countries, the new method of seeing in the dark, a la “Chronicles of Riddick” style, has so far been tested on mice and scientists are confident that it would work on soldiers as well.
There’s only one little problem- you have to inject the IR light-sensing nanomaterials into the eyeball with a needle.
According to Popular Mechanics, the effects only last a few weeks, and giving such injections in combat conditions might prove to be unsanitary and dangerous.
While the vast expendable legions of Chinese troops might be up for the task (voluntarily or otherwise), the ever-dwindling number of American warfighters being put at risk is another story.
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