science-fiction, writing, technology
It’s a classic analogy, that we all see the world through our own filter, based on our beliefs, prejudices and assumptions. True enough, in terms of how we interpret our surroundings and interactions. What if we could also change the way that we physically see the world? Glasses and sunglasses do this already to a degree of course, and Google Glass will push this much further.
How about bionic eyes, with a built-in optical zoom? Apparently that is now possible with a set of 2.8x zoom contact lenses. Could Google Glass functionality eventually be built into contact lenses too, so you have information constantly visible? It’ll happen sometime.
That also got me thinking about Instagram and all it’s filters. We seem to like looking at images with a 1977 effect or a not-so-subtle vignette, so what about the option for it to be a more permanent feature? What would it be like to live life seeing everything through an X-Pro II or Sutro filter, perhaps with an occasional switch to a black-and-white mode if we’re feeling nostalgic? A novelty that would be fun for 10 minutes? I doubt it will be too long before it’s an option, at least for Google Glass users.