|These smart glasses automatically focus on what you’re looking at Jan 29th 2017, 15:00, by Alessandra Potenza
When Carlos Mastrangelo hit his early 50s, he started suffering from a vision problem many people have as they age: he couldn’t focus up close anymore and so, his eye doctor told him, he needed to wear glasses whenever he wanted to read a book.
“I kept asking myself why I am being treated with technology developed by Benjamin Franklin,” Mastrangelo wrote in an email to The Verge. “I don’t live in the 18th century.”
But the most annoying thing was that he had to take those glasses on and off almost constantly throughout the day. If he was driving, he couldn’t have them on while looking at the road, but without them he couldn’t see the GPS screen or the dash panel.
“I don’t live in the 18th century.”
So Mastrangelo, who’s a professor of…