A small group of biohackers from California have done what no major corporation has. They’ve figured out a way to inject temporary night vision directly into human eyes.
Brian Torchin has learned that the group is called Science for the Masses. They were able to produce night vision in a researcher on the team using a chemical called Ce6.
Ce6, also known as Chlorin e6, is similar to Chlorophyll and is primarily found in fish near the bottom of the ocean. It has been known to treat night blindness and is also sometimes used to treat cancer.
The team administered the Ce6 directly to the eye with something that looks like a tiny turkey baster. The liquid isn’t actually injected into the eye. Instead it is absorbed into the eye through the conjunctival sac.
After the Ce6 was administered, the team set out to check the results. At up to 50 meters the subject could see people and objects in the dark with a 100% success rate. The control group was only successful about 30% of the time.
This type of technology could have a myriad of uses. Imagine how much easier a search and rescue operation would be, or even a hostage situation, if law enforcement had the advantage of night vision.