Contact lenses were invented to let people see the world in a different way. Of course, if your vision is blurry, contacts clear it up.
But wait until you hear the way you'll see with new contact lenses being developed by Samsung. They're about to make Google's short-lived Google Glass look like an even worse idea than it was.
The idea is to make a 'smart' contact lens, complete with a built-in camera that can project images directly onto your eyes. Plus, get this. You'll connect wirelessly to a smartphone. That's either creepy or cool.
These new lenses would also have the ability to create augmented reality by overlaying Internet-connected services directly into your line of site. Plus, you control the Web with your eye movements or by blinking.
This concept is similar to what Google had tried with Glass. The big advantage for Samsung, though, is that contact lenses aren't a clunky piece of technology on your face.
Of course, the idea of Web-connected contact lenses that can also take photos raises huge privacy concerns. Are people going to be walking around taking pictures of you, and your kids?
Before you get too worried, nothing is set in stone for these revolutionary contacts.
At this point, the South Korean copyright authority recently published a 29-page application that offers a rare insight into the future of this kind of technology. Although we aren't sure if these lenses will end up for sale, one thing is for certain: Technology is rapidly advancing in unimaginable ways.
What do you think? Would you where Web-connected contact lenses? Let us know in comments.