These extinct creatures have a three-lobed body:
Their eyes contain many individual lenses (akin to each one creating a pixel)
unlike those of humans, which is a useful adaptation used in laparoscopy and which may be used in Smart Phones, if/when the technology gets small enough:
Surgery, Smart Phones, and Compound Eyes
Compound eyes are especially useful in low light situations and in order to be able to see 360 ° to be aware of predators:
Experience seeing like an insect (it's NOT what you think)
A recent paper describes discovery of the not-usually-fossilized soft parts of the trilobite eyes as flower like:
Discovery of trilobite eye soft parts
I think it might make me see a little buggy though.
To end today: Tri a lo' bite of this quote:
"I cannot stress often enough that what science is all about is not proving things to be true but proving them to be false." -Lawrence M. Krauss, theoretical physicist (b. 1954)
What do you think?
(aka Word Woman)