In my world, a "perfect" robotic eyeball has been created. This eyeball is electronic, but it emulates a human eye perfectly.
This does not necessarily mean that it has millions of synthetic cones and rods and is physically identically to a normal eye; it just means that whatever it sees, a human with average eye sight would see as well.
A common problem I have seen with cameras is that they never seem to capture the world exactly the way that people see it; there's always something wrong. Whether it's slightly off-color, the brightness or contrast is wrong, etc.
This robotic eye would avoid all of those problems. It would even avoid that weird moiré effect when pointed at a computer screen.
Is this at all possible?
I am aware some people are colorblind; these robotic eyes would see all of the colors the way an average healthy human being without any eye conditions would see them.
Assume that technology is like that of modern-day. Also assume that money and resources are no object.
UPDATE: The eyeball isn't intended to interact with human beings. The whole point is to have robots and cameras that work the same way human eyes do or even better.
This robotic eye would even be able to emulate peripheral vision.
In my story, an eye like this is important for several reasons:
- Robots being able to understand humans and how they perceive the world
- Being able to render captured footage (whether on a screen, or with virtual reality, etc.) in a way that can be visualized as though you saw it yourself through your own eyes
Footage through a camera like this should look real. There should not be a "This is just a video, I can tell because X,Y,Z". It should be virtually indistinguishable from reality to human beings. (assuming that high enough resolutions are available)