British “Newspaper” (read: Rag) Mistakes ‘Deus Ex’ Game For Real-Life Tech

Oh, The Sun; Britain’s sad excuse of a tabloid, rumor-mongering news-rag; calling it a “newspaper is disrespectful to actual, legitimate newspapers. It’s kinda like the Onion; except that it’s not satirical , not funny, and The Sun expects you to take them seriously. Sure, whatever.  a couple of weeks ago, The Sun reported that the United States technology firm Sarif Industries was developing cybernetic eyeball for human implantation that could give us 20/20 vision and allow us to be monitored by any government agency our our choice.  Even with the uproar about the NSA and everything that came along with it, THIS had to a hit the “too-stupid-too-be-true” level to most sensible human beings. Oh wait, I’m talking about The Sun.

The truth — a word not found in any dictionary The Sun owns nor has access to — is actually a fictional corporation from the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. If you’re wondering where that awesome-looking cyborg eyeball image from the article came from, it ALSO from the game.  At least the names and cases of  Rob Spence and Carol Kasyjanski are real, so I guess that’s The Sun’s silver or “aluminum” lining on this “reporting”.

Granted that things like facts, truth, impartiality, and accuracy are unfamiliar terms with the folks behind The Sun, I do hope that in the next 30-50 years that eyeball implants will indeed become a common option and medical procedure. However, it’s likely that it won’t come from Sarif Industries…

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