An invention that will make you see in the dark
Human vision is limited and does not allow us to move accurately in the dark. Pursuing the dream of enhancing human’s visual powers and being able to see in the dark without any problem, a group of amateur scientists today announced they have developed a product that can improve night vision after applying it directly to the eyes. To prove that, they have tested the product on one of their members.
Science for the Masses (a Californian biohackers group) had just made their test of a liquid that could improve the night vision of a human. After receiving it in the eyes, Gabriel Licina, a researcher, was able to see some shapes in the dark that others could not distinguish.
1 The secret of their invention
The secret of their invention is called chlorine e6 (EC6) a molecule present in some deep-sea fish, a derivative of chlorophyll: the pigment that gives leaves their green color and a treatment for cancer as well.
2 A scientist that became the lab “guinea pig”
To take things to the next level, a member of Science for the Masses has volunteered to test the product. Gabriel Licina received a low dose of 50 micro liters of the liquid in his eyes. Its effect was very impressive; his eyes had become black as night and after an hour; they became more and more sensitive to light.
After 2 hours of adjustment, Gabriel Licina and four witnesses went, at night, to a field to try these abilities. The experiment was about testing Gabriel’s new powers to recognize symbols at a distance of 10 meters, and then identify other people at 25 or 50 meters.
The experiment was error less for Gabriel, who has achieved a 100% success rate. A promising result compared to the one of the witnesses’ group that took the same tests: 33% of correct answers.
3 Is it a dangerous experience?
“It seems fair to say that this technique has fulfilled his ambition to amplify the low light in the human eye,” concluded the research group.
After the test, Gabriel Licina put on a pair of sunglasses until he went to sleep. Science for the Masses reports that his vision was back to normal when he woke up the next day and no side effects occurred after 20 days of the experiment.
Moreover, misused, the substance could have serious bad consequences for the internal structures of the eye.
4 The marketing of that substance
If this group of scientists proves that during the intended use of their substance no danger to humans will occur, making it marketable, it could facilitate the jobs of many workers and enhance their performance like policemen, rescue workers or security forces.