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store data in the vitreous fluid of the eye
Agent 'I' is being given a new assignment- to transport
data to another agent in a remote location. I is not sure he
likes this mission. Hes been told the microscopic
microchip will be injected into his vitreous fluid of his
eyeball and drift around harmlessly until needed. I
could extract the information from it via eye
scan technology. I hopes that is the plan.
Whos clever Eye-dea was this!? he wondered. How can
I keep my Eye on the prize when my Eye is the Prize! he
Personally I would not like to See how this is going to
come out! And other such i-maginings.
But when the Capt. of the division says do something, you
just say Eye-Eye!
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jul 10 2010]
float on [xenzag, Jul 11 2010]
||Meye meye. Eye queyete leyeke this. [+]
||I know someone who had the vitreous fluid cleaned
of floaters. I'm plagued by a few floaters myself, and
was curious about how it's done. It's not an easy or
||This idea has several obvious advantages over implanting
an RFID chip in the spy's arm, or butt: Instead of a small,
concealable RFID-reader, usable by untrained personnel,
this could be read using a slitlamp (a bulky, delicate
instrument requiring skill and midriatic eyedrops to use).
An additional advantage would be that the RFID chip is
near-undetectable if you don't know the correct code,
whereas the "Spy Eye" would stand out like a sore thumb
on a routine eye exam.
||So, the device is useful in certain situations:
||1) When there's no opportunity to send specialized
equipment, or very little opportunity to prearrange codes
with him. For example, the recipient is a potential
defector in the enemy organization. (Ideally a highly
resourceful individual with access to a slitlamp;
alternatively, a mortician.)
||2) When the person carrying the message isn't supposed to
know he's carrying it. For example, the sender is a
potential defector, sending a "message in a bottle" to a
foreign government: "Dear comrade opthalmologist.
Please forward this microdot to your government's Central
I also see the vitreous humor itself quite clearly in certain light. It is made up of those same clear-ish rings that make up the long tangled floater strands.
||Apparently it might not be the vitreous humor I see, and the floaters might not come from there either but from something called the Pre-Macular Bursa . [link]
||There's probably a market in custom floaters, with chosen
||I was originally thinking the data would be visible to
the carrier, but that seemed like bad science
||[max] you have an interesting point, if the floaters could be shaped like kittens for example, you can make them bounce up and down across your vision, and make a little story in your mind...but wouldn't that get old quickly!
||Glittery floaters would be visible to others - you'd always
have a twinkle in your eye.