I am attempting to recreate my eye with the help of a miniature camera implant in my prosthetic / artificial eye. The intraocular installation of an eye-cam will substitute for the field of vision of my left eye that I lost in 2005 from a car accident. While my prosthetic is an excellent aesthetic replacement, I am interested in capitalizing on the current advancement of technology to enhance the abilities of my prosthesis for an augmented reality.
I'm going to out myself right now as a transhumanist. I say outed, not because I think it's anything to be ashamed of, and not that many friends don't already know it about me, but because most people look at you kinda funny when you confide that you could live with the amputation of a limb if it meant that you got a replacement that was more functional than the original. I regret not having the mind for advanced science, because I've often fantasized about where and how I could incorporate today's technology into my body without having to amputate, and without being at the whim of someone else to code/fabricate/embed the stuff. It's true, this is the stuff of science fiction, and I suppose in that regard I'm in the company of nerds the world over - the difference is, we're also in the age of science fiction becoming science fact, and I'd give anything to be at the forefront of it. Maybe I can nab a career in HCI (Human-Computer Interfaces) if I stick with psych and pick up some biology/engineering/coding along the way.