While scanning my National Geographic Magazine back in 2009 I came across a very fascinating article about adaptive eyeglasses for the developing world. This article was the inspiration for me to launch my first blog (it was on WordPress.com). What really inspired me about this particular invention is that it appeals to several very important interests of mine:
Imagine if you will, you are a poor nearly blind individual in Sub-Saharan Africa. For $19 someone has figured out how to provide you with crisp vision without having to go see a non-existent specialist. How would that change your life? It is hard to fathom for me, but I salute the not just reasonable but incredibly beneficial technology developed by Joshua Silver a Oxford University Physics professor.