Blindness cured...

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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by Elroy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:31 am

Guest wrote:Would Lilly still be as lovable if she wasn't blind?
Oh hell yes. Definitely.

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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by jdwdesu » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:36 pm

Just curious as to what others thought about that. I mean, part of what makes the girls so interesting is their disabilities and how they overcome them. Somehow I doubt this game would get as much cult focus as it does if all the disabilities were not on the table.

On the same note, there's a big thing in the deaf community about this very subject. Cochlear implants can restore hearing to almost any person, even those born deaf. Part of the deaf community feels it is an outrage, that they can and have been getting along without hearing just fine, and it would destroy their culture if it caught on in large numbers.

Heh... I also feel Lilly would be just as lovable even if she could see.

What about Shizune though?

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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by Elroy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:20 pm

jdwdesu wrote:Just curious as to what others thought about that. I mean, part of what makes the girls so interesting is their disabilities and how they overcome them. Somehow I doubt this game would get as much cult focus as it does if all the disabilities were not on the table.

On the same note, there's a big thing in the deaf community about this very subject. Cochlear implants can restore hearing to almost any person, even those born deaf. Part of the deaf community feels it is an outrage, that they can and have been getting along without hearing just fine, and it would destroy their culture if it caught on in large numbers.

Heh... I also feel Lilly would be just as lovable even if she could see.

What about Shizune though?
She may not be as manipulative, or have the same drive to have things in a strict order and schedule. Being able to connect with people and converse easier may definitely change her a lot, make her more easygoing. Then again, that may be something innate in her, and not just because of her disability. Being able to hear may only change just that, and she could still be the slightly manipulative, cunning student council president we all know, just now with the gift of hearing and speech. Oh and she'd totally be into Megadeth. So yeah, still lovable.

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New tech update for blindness

Post by Member22 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:23 pm

I stumbled on this in the BBC website:

Using a camera and an electrode placed on the tongue, a blind person can 'see' what is in front of them depending on the impulses sent from the camera -> electrode -> tongue. The prototype was developed by the MOD and tried on a British soldier who was injured in Iraq and lost his vision. The video in this link explains more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8568547.stm


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Re: New tech update for blindness

Post by Notguest » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:54 pm

It's not exactly new. It's probably not even the first time this has been posted on the forums.

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Re: New tech update for blindness

Post by Esa94 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:00 pm

Wasn't there also one that used an implant and a camera installed in sunglasses or something like that?
It actually allowed you to see. Although in black and white and not really clearly, but still allowed to see.

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Re: New tech update for blindness

Post by No I'm Misha » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:37 pm

Its an interesting idea.

But fundamentally flawed if you ask me. Other projects look to restore vision but this would be a great stopgap measure.

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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by cpl_crud » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:10 am

There we go. Merged so that all of this is in the same place from now on in.

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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by Pumpkineat3r » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:57 pm

I saw an article on another treatment that involved the use of a retrovirus. I would only work on someone who was born with sight, but showed a lot of promise. Lost the link ages ago.
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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by Csihar » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:01 pm

Pumpkineat3r wrote:I saw an article on another treatment that involved the use of a retrovirus. I would only work on someone who was born with sight, but showed a lot of promise. Lost the link ages ago.
That doesn't sound terrifying at all. "Hey, wanna try a new experimental procedure where we inject viruses into your eyeballs?" :shock:
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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by DESU » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:48 pm

Csihar wrote:
Pumpkineat3r wrote:I saw an article on another treatment that involved the use of a retrovirus. I would only work on someone who was born with sight, but showed a lot of promise. Lost the link ages ago.
That doesn't sound terrifying at all. "Hey, wanna try a new experimental procedure where we inject viruses into your eyeballs?" :shock:
haven't you watched house? they do shit like that all the time.
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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by Csihar » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:02 pm

DESU wrote:
Csihar wrote:That doesn't sound terrifying at all. "Hey, wanna try a new experimental procedure where we inject viruses into your eyeballs?" :shock:
haven't you watched house? they do shit like that all the time.
Which is part of why I don't watch House. (Also because I always forget when it's on.)
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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by Yubiseiharukana » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:20 pm

Guest wrote:Would Lilly still be as lovable if she wasn't blind?
Is that a trick question?

Which is part of why I don't watch House. (Also because I always forget when it's on.)
*Gasp* Don't watch House! But it's so... umm... "realistic" (maybe not the right word).
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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by PinkMagus » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:29 am

The amazing thing about that is that it doesn't really seem to mater why or how the person is blind, because it doesn't even use the nerves of the eye socket.

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Re: Blindness cured...

Post by Smoku » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:45 am

Pumpkineat3r wrote: I would only work on someone who was born with sight, but showed a lot of promise.
Well.... the web page says Lilly is blind since birth. So not sure if this would work for her.
And yes, she would be as lovely as she is if she wasn't blind, but she wouldn't be so special as she is, compared to hundreds of other anime babes.

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