I am asked to write sponsored posts fairly frequently and I skip the ones I don't have a personal interest in. When asked to write this one, about emerging optical technology (aka how glasses will be super cool computers in the future), it was an easy decision.
Check out this Emerging Technology Info Graphic with a timeline of the history of glasses and a look at some of the things you'll be able to do with your glasses in the near future. Did you know that your smartphone could be just a part of glasses one day? And that doesn't mean just the call feature. It also means the camera, text messages, maps and navigaton, even calenders and appointment reminders.
How about the same technology on a contact lens? The infographic also postulates robotic eyes that could assist the visually impaired to see. The data was compiled by Zenni Optical, who sell all sorts of stylish glasses (although none a smartphone, yet), on their web site.
I read somewhere that technology has advanced more in my lifetime than it did in the entire history of humankind before I was born. Considering my grandmother rode a horse to get around and I'll be able to one day make a phone call from my glasses, I believe it.