Steve Mann, Toronto’s most famous cyborg, says he was roughed up at McDonald’s in Paris | Canada | News | National Post

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University of Toronto professor Steve Mann developed his cyborg-like vision aid in the 1980s. The device, which is attached to his head permanently, uses computer-controlled laser light to improve vision.

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Toronto’s most famous cyborg says his computerized eyeglasses were damaged on a recent holiday to Paris, after a dispute with McDonald’s employees who considered them to be in violation of their no-camera policy. University of Toronto professor Steve Mann developed his computerized vision aid in the 1980s and continues to wear the modern incarnation — which uses computer-controlled laser light to improve vision. Prof. Mann says his device, which is permanently attached to his head, captured photos of the conflict, and he posted the shots in a Tuesday blog post. The National Post’s Jake Edmiston caught up with the inventor Wednesday.

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