As a kid, Toronto filmmaker Rob Spence played with a “Six Million Dollar Man” action figure. At 43, he’s turned himself into a real-life version of the bionic hero.


ghostoffuffle:

    A shotgun accident at age 9 (he held the gun incorrectly, against his eye, while shooting a pile of cow dung) left him legally blind in one eye.

Not like I was taking this too seriously before, but I stopped taking it seriously even harder after that opening sentence.

Edit Also:

    “It’s the same deal as ‘Taxicab Confessions’ — you get amazing footage if you get the release form after you do the interview,” he says.

    Currently Spence can only get about three minutes of film at a time, because the camera overheats.

    The technology raises ethical questions, however...

Oh my God, also:

    There is one kink to be worked out before it’s fully ready for real field work, however.

Hm. Overheats. Three minutes of usable video. Can't actually see out of it. Just one kink besides all that, though.


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