A doctor at Stanford Medical Center may have accidentally uncovered a prototype eye implant made by Apple. Yes, think Black Mirror but in real life!
When radiology resident Dr Poakyu Indaii noticed an unusual device in the eye of a Cupertino man he x-rayed on Friday he quickly snapped a few pics with his phone.
“This was clearly not due to the car accident, so I tweeted the photos to my radiology colleagues in case they’d ever seen something similar. I hadn’t noticed the Apple [logo] at all but boy the internet did!” said Dr Indaii.
The trainee radiologist hastily deleted his tweet fearing he may have breached his employer’s image sharing guidelines. But he was too late to stop the x-rays going viral.
The internet was quick to make the link between the Apple device and an episode of the Netflix series Black Mirror in which people with eye implants can re-watch moments from their life on demand.
Apple, notoriously secretive about their projects, refused to comment directly on the tweets but did confirm that a member of their bio-design team had been involved in a “minor car accident”.
News of the device seems all the more feasible given the recent Apple takeover of Astley Labs, a bionics firm in Lancashire. Headed by Professor Fuldja Aggen, the company’s patents on bionic retinas and animal neural interfaces are considered Farnsworthian by most experts.
Even President Trump took time out of his daily golf round Friday afternoon to type a tiny-handed tweet on the issue.
Only one thing is certain – we will never be able to trust what we see again, even when the truth is just one click from being right before our eyes.