Nike Glasses are a Step Closer to Cyborg Sports

October 24, 2008

When you’re adding technology to your body to make you a more formidable athlete, warrior, or time-traveling killer, I’m going to be the one on the sidelines waving a pennant of support for you.  Nike is helping in the steely march toward cold, metallic competition with their new Nike Hindsight sports glasses that improve your field of vision.  

Using wraparound lenses which would’ve been right at home in about 1994, they’ve machined the lenses catch light from the side and toss it into your eyeball.  How? 

To get technical, high power, diverging Fresnel zones aligned vertically distort into view an extra 25º of view on either side. In doing this, vision is radically distorted in the periphery, but as the eye detects only motion in that area, little clarity is lost in the process. 

Fair enough, but can I get a mirrored pair so I can look at boobs more discreetly from an angle?