My decision to live in a place where I can depend on public transportation was influenced by that knowledge.
The lack of attachment to a physical place, knowing that I can continue to nurture my friendships from a distance, through the internet, also played a big part.
The business world is full of stupid yes-men who constantly jump on the newest trends regardless of merit.
One of those trends, in product management, is "lean methodology", which as some people implement it, means leaving out any sensible features that haven't been explicitly asked for. This is in the name of giving users what they want. The rigid way which product managers interpret it means they resist implementing sensible, intuitive functionality that hasn't been planned for specifically, and the whole product refinement process becomes less efficient as a result, with the minor benefit that you don't build anything that wasn't needed.
Oh, well now I sorta want one.
I'm ashamed it never occurred to me they would have lenses like that. Or that I didn't bother to read how they worked before assuming you'd be focusing a few inches from your face...
a) eyes' ability to focus on distant objects is atrophying from lack of use, e.g. actually looking at things far away
or b) low light levels indoors or other properties of artificial light are causing damage
My preferred explanation is A - an eye physically changes its focus as you look at objects nearer or further. Being in one configuration all the time only looking at nearby objects basically means a lack of exercise for those muscles and it seems to follow intuitively that they would stop working as well. This kind of stuff is likely really unhealthy and I don't get why no one is talking about that... Our eyes evolved to work *outside*
While myopia (short-sightedness,) is often linked to genetic factors, there is increasing evidence that being indoors where eyes can only focus on nearby objects leads to myopia. Surging rates of myopia in asia have been linked to an indoor lifestyle.
What, then, does this mean for devices like google glass and the oculus rift, which sit very close to your eyes? Are we really sure these devices are safe for long term use? Could a blurry reality be the cost for a clear view into the virtual world?"