A team of biohackers at the independent research group Science for the Masses has successfully induced temporary night vision in a willing human test subject through the direct injection of a chemical cocktail onto the eye.
The chemical cocktail known as Chlorin e6 (Ce6), which is a type of chemical chlorophyll analog used often in the treatment of cancer and night blindness, allowed biochemical researcher Gabriel Licina, the group’s human guinea pig, to see over 160 feet in the dark.
The study’s preliminary findings, which were published this month on the group’s website, indicated that the Ce6 solution induced night vision in as little as one hour and that the effects then lasted for “many hours”.
Following a two-hour adjustment period, the subject and four controls were taken to a darkened area where they were subjected to testing. The testing included three forms of subjective testing which consisted for symbol recognition at a distance, symbol recognition on varying background colors at a static distance, and the ability to identify moving subjects at a varied distances on varying backgrounds.
Ce6 test subject Licina consistently recognized symbols that did not seem to be visible to the controls, as the study cited a distant figure identification rate of 100 percent for the test subject in comparison to a 33 percent rate of identification for the controls.
In reference to his chemically induced night vision, Mr. Licina was quoted by The Independent as having said that he could see who people were in the dark “even if they were standing up against a tree” at over 160 feet.
We had people go stand in the woods […] At 50 meters, I could figure who they were, even if they were standing up against a tree.
The study’s authors noted that the test conducted was subjective in nature and that the particular project would require additional testing.
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What are your thoughts on this Ce6 induced night vision experiment conducted by researchers at Science for the Masses?