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From Educational Magnifying Glasses to Digital Camera Sunglasses

By: Vivian Lau - Published: May 23, 2012
For all sci-fi geeks out there, virtual reality eyewear is more real than ever, featuring pieces intended for army use to information and data-heavy contact lenses.

No longer the stuff of fiction, eyewear has become more sophisticated in technology and in looks. As people who always have access to devices such as data-enabled phones and laptops, we are sensitive to information and crave it all the time. What better way to integrate this need into our lives than through specs or contact lenses?

As in line with the countless ways we alter our bodies already through tattoos, piercings and makeup, such eye pieces are capable of making us that much more all-knowing, in the hopes of giving our already powerful brain access to any other knowledge needs.