I’m all for restoration of human facilities but not augmentation. Once perfected the idea of a ‘bionic eye’ will almost immediately be appropriated by the military for use in soldiers or robotic troops. SciFi is no longer fiction.
A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, fully 3-D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a “bionic eye” that could someday help blind people see or sighted people see better.
Source: Researchers 3-D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’