Merging biology with electronics isn’t a question of if, but when. Some enterprising biohackers have even decided that the time is now. Google-parent Alphabet appears to be preparing for our cybernetic future with a new patent for electronics that can be injected onto your eye.

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The company has been interested in eyeball tech for awhile, most notably with its longtime development of smart contact lenses for monitoring diabetes. However, this cringe-inducing tech (I do apologize for that GIF above) would actually work to help focus light onto the retina.

The patent specifically covers a method for “injecting a fluid into a lens capsule of an eye, wherein a natural lens of the eye has been removed from the lens capsule.” (EW!) An “intra-ocular” floats in the fluid and conforms to the surface of the eye. (GROSS!) It’s powered by “radio frequency energy” received by a small antenna inside. This teeny eyeball gadget even has its own data storage.

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Injected on your eyeball? Yeesh.

And of course, patents are patents, and we’ve seen some strange ones that have never come to life beyond crappy black-and-white sketches. Still, it’s notable that injection-based electronics are clearly a future massive companies are beginning to dream up—and patent.

[USPTO via Forbes via CNET]