Seems a company called Microvision has developed a headset that uses lasers to beam a display onto the retina of your eye allowing for data and images to be overlaid onto your field of vision.
The first generation product, called the Nomad Expert Technician System, consists of a wireless computer and a hi-tech monocle, costing around $4,000.
The monocle is worn in front of the eye and reflects scanned laser light to the eye allowing mechanics to view car diagnostics and instructions superimposed on their field of vision.
“Service technicians use it so that they can work on an engine and their view is superimposed on what they are seeing,” Mr Goldstein told the BBC programme, Go Digital.
“They don’t have to get up from what they are doing and go to a separate computer terminal or flick through a manual. They have it right where they need it.”
Honda is reportedly already using this system in some of their dealerships where techs are reporting a time savings upwards of 40% and around $2,000 in savings per month per technician. Some surgeons have also tested the system and the system is being used by the U.S. Army as well.
Long a staple of Sci-Fi movies it looks like the high-tech monocle is ready for the real world. No word on how soon it’ll be before you can play Quake with it.