Structure of the Optical Nerves ??

Ron Blue rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU
Fri Sep 8 12:45:44 EST 1995


On 7 Sep 1995, Hawley K. Rising III wrote:
> In message <42kme5$hgr at mserv1.dl.ac.uk> - Eugene Leitl 
> <ui22204 at sunmail.lrz-muenchen.de> writes:
> >> : Hi,
> >> : I have studied Electronics.
> >> : A friend of mine is blind on one eye. Isn't it possible
> >> : To connect light sensors (or a complete optical camera chip)
> >> : to the optical nerve in the eye ?
> >The problem is: if the retina's gone, you have to mimick the
> >its function with a circuit/algorithm (I totally ignore interacing
> >difficulties here). The information compression factor is 126:1, a lot 
> >of processing horsepower (well beyond any current/near future 
> >supercomputer according to Moravec. And he's too optimistic, imo). 
> Why is this information compression, and why is it beyond a supercomputer?
> I've seen no information which indicates that it goes 126:1 *retaining* all
> the information, only that its 126:1.
> 
> Hawley Rising
> rising at a.crl.com
A liquid crystal display with a telflon
coat on the screen may allow the nerve cells to connect up and
learn to use the information created by the changing charges on the
TV screen.  Ron Blue



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