Google’s smart contact lens is not what it sounds like

In an early episode of the outstanding sitcom Parks and Recreation, Tom Haverford (played by the similarly outstanding Aziz Ansari) drunkenly lists his best business ideas, including “contact lenses that display text messages.” Thanks to Netflix, I’ve watched that episode more times than anyone should, but I’ve always thought it’s just a matter of time until somebody actually made it happen.

Today, after encountering a Wall Street Journal article reporting that Novartis and Google are set “to work on smart contact lenses,” I thought that time had come. I was wrong, though.

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Network World Colin Neagle