Thursday, November 16, 2006

Adventures in the 21st Century

A few weeks ago I spent far too much money on a new pair of glasses. As the optomotrist put it, I'm very short sighted, and previously I've had thick bottle-ends. But my Mum had told me of the new glasses stuff that had a refractive index of 1.71 [1].

I mean, it's not the 21st century we expected, and it's certainly not the one we wanted. But it's definitely the 21st century.

What next? Materials with a negative refractive index of course! This will of course allow me to convert my glasses into invisibility goggles.

[1] Only me, my Mum and Stan have been impressed by this. So sad.