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Cyborg Eye Flashlight Lights Up The Room

Brian Stanley, a southern California-based engineer and prototype machinist, has gone viral with a TikTok video of himself showing off a flashlight in his eye socket.

The video shows how the flashlight functions, effortlessly lighting up Stanley's hallway and bathroom. Most impressively, the cyborg eye perfectly illuminates only the area the engineer is currently pointing his head at, making it the ultimate handsfree tool.

According to the video, the eye has a battery life of roughly 20 hours, and "it does not get hot," Stanley writes.

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Read more about the science fictional tech in Alfred Bester's Hugo award-winning 1965 novel The Stars My Destination, including the dental switchboard used to turn the eye light on:

He pressed hard with his tongue against his right upper first molar. The operation that had transformed half his body into an electronic machine, had located the control switchboard in his teeth. Foyle pressed a tooth with his tongue and the peripheral cells of his retina were excited into emitting a soft light. He looked down two pale beams at the corpse of a man...


('The Stars My Destination' by Alfred Bester)

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