20/20 vision…


Previously blind patients who receive the recently FDA-approved Argus II bionic eye system will regain some degree of functional sight. The retinal implant technology, developed and distributed by Second Sight, can improve quality of life for patients who have lost functional vision due to retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that causes retinal cells to die. [1]

We are not machines. But we wish so much to become one. Help to the suffering will come with love and compassion. Not with artificial components. One can lose an eye and still be happy. But a man with 20/20 vision could still be utterly miserable without love and caring… A life in the dark can be glorious. A life in the light can be full of darkness…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

2 thoughts on “20/20 vision…”

  1. If one can lose an eye and still be happy, but a man with 20/20 vision could still be utterly miserable without love and caring, wouldn’t it also work the other way around?

    If a man gains 20/20 vision, he could still be happy. But if a man loses his eyes and also does not receive love and caring, wouldn’t he also be miserable, even maybe more miserable than the miserable man with the 20/20 vision?

    And the artificial components may relieve suffering, so wouldn’t providing these components be a way of love and compassion?

    It basically boils down to love, caring and compassion, no?

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