California biohackers create night vision eye drops

March 29, 2015 3:49 PM

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Only the most hardcore luddites object to the very idea of using technology, like night vision goggles, to improve human performance. It’s the only way we can compete with the superior strength, size, and other natural advantages of our fellow animals. But the minute scientists talk about using technology to actually alter and improve the human body itself, some people become a little more wary, others get excited. Here’s the next big test of your own transhumanism tolerance. California scientists have developed eye drops that grant night vision.

The Tehachapi-based, independent “citizen science” group Science for the Masses created the sellable superpower after researching a natural molecule called Chlorin e6. Ce6 allows certain deep sea fish to see in the dark, and if Spider-Man has taught us anything other than what comes with great power...

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