Do you ever sit back and think that people have way too much time on their hands to have come up with the weird and zany inventions that adorn our shelves and are available for sale on the internet? We are currently sitting at the pinnacle of innovation and technological advancements, and if we have absorbed anything on our journey here, it should be that anything is possible and it is often the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, and surprisingly, they do!
Fuelled by a powerful combination of free time, the billion dollar Instagram app and a love of design and the world around him, Markus Gerke has produced a conceptual design for a pair of spectacles that apply beautiful filters to everything we see. When you think about it, it really isn’t that bizarre of a concept considering the majority of iPhone owners have at some point dabbled with the Instagram network, and with Facebook acquiring the app, it is likely we will be seeing it on a larger scale in the future.
The technologically advanced goggles, dubbed Instaglasses, have a very retro aviator-type look about them and feature the very familiar branding and colors which we all associate with. The wide variety of filters that exist within the app are often used to make still images come to life by applying varying effects to them, so I would imagine the main purpose of Instaglasses would be to apply this same logic to everything the wearer sees while out and about. Imagine a world where everything can have an Amaro, Hudson or Earlybird filter applied to it.
Aside from just looking like the coolest pair of Ray-Bans on the planet, Gerke has also decided to include a 5-megapixel camera in the frames with an included set of built-in filters with a number of physical buttons located on the sides of the specs to allow the wearer to quickly flick through different filters and shooting modes. It may seem like a creation pulled directly from a James Bond movie, but Markus shares the vision on his personal blog and outlines the reasons behind the weird and wonderful concept:
Wouldn’t it be great to capture your everyday life, your entire life, through beautiful filters? Are you enjoying a moment? Just take a picture with your glasses and upload the image straight to Instagram.
Having the ability to upload directly to Instagram would presumably mean that the spectacles would have some form of Wi-Fi or cellular data ability built into them, which in all honesty takes it to the next level of madness, but this is actually one product I would shell out my hard earned money for if it became a reality.
This concept will more than likely never see the light of day in a physical sense, but is definitely proof that the now Facebook-owned Instagram has made an impact on our lives.
(via Behance) (thanks, Awais for sending this in)