I will start with the excitement that I'm feeling towards diabetes technology. I love technology and have even been called a "nerd" from time to time. I have always loved numbers and have always been great with computer technology, I have had some crazy of my own but this contact lens is nothing I could I ever think of. To get technology down to the size of a contact lens is crazy, to have items in the lens that are thinner than a human hair is insane!!! It is hard not to get excited about this technology but like anything I firmly believe that we are ten years from being able to have this product in our hands. I'd love to see the technology available in five years but like anything so many tests and hoops have to be jumped through before an item is available. I love the thought and can't wait until it is available!!
Now on to the part that scares me about this diabetes contact lens. Ever since I was diagnosed with diabetes I was told that I need to have good control or I could lose my eye sight. Now we are presented with an item that uses our eyes to help us avoid such complications, again my mind is blown. I have a fear that if I have this contact lens that I could lose my eye sight if the lens malfunctions, it might be crazy but what if the lens breaks and my tear comes in contact with the chip or whatever is inside the lens. Honestly that is my only worry which I'm happy about, I'm also sure that the scientists at Google will cover every possible situation and the side effects of the lenses will be minimal when they are made available to the public.
I love that I'm alive to see such amazing technology, not just diabetes technology but technology as a whole. I have always said that I wish that I could live in the 40's, to me that is when the world was really changing, with World War II and how the world changed after the war it would be my dream to travel back to this time. Lately I have reconsidered that, I believe that the world today is changing every day, I really believe that people 500 years from now will look back in amazement at what we are doing with technology. Today we look back at the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China and we are amazed at how they built these amazing structures with just man power. In 500 years people will look back and be amazed at what we have accomplished, I love that and can't wait to see what other technological advances are ahead of us.