How Eyeglasses Could Be the Closest Thing to Gaining Superpowers
In any given group of people, changes are pretty high that a larger percentage of us are going to be wearing glasses, either for vision correction or for some other purpose, like blocking UV rays. Glasses are as common as hats or jewelry and modern lens crafting gives us the ability to focus more on the fashion and function aspect of our glasses than worrying about whether or not the lenses will accurately correct our vision.
From their humble beginnings in 13th century Italy, to their usage by mainly monks, scholars, and aristocrats, to their current widespread usage across the board, glasses have continued to evolve into accessories we simply can’t live without.
In 2021, with modern technologies, eyewear is moving far beyond the simple purposes to which we’re accustomed. Today, we have monocular glasses, which display augmented information outside of the line of vision. We have binocular glasses, which are useful for overlaying 2D and 3D graphics. Then there are audio augmented reality glasses, containing small speakers that go directly to the wearer’s ears. And of course, there are immersive or mixed reality glasses, which allow wearers to view 2D objects in 3D or to project pictures directly into the wearer’s eyes.
The future of eyeglasses is full of possibilities that are increasingly giving us the illusion of superhuman vision.