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(Telegraph)   Scientists develop glasses to cure color blindness. Still no cure for 3D   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 4
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2013-02-10 12:51:24 PM
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Glasses do not cure they correct. If they cured then you wouldn't need them after you used them.
2013-02-10 11:27:40 AM
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Recoil Therapy: davidphogan: That's actually a cool use for any kind of smartglasses.  I have a friend who is red/green colorblind (I think that's what it's called) and being in a car with him driving is kind of scary when he blows through red lights because they looked green to him.

Your friend is full of crap if he's using that as an excuse to blow through red lights...


Agreed. Modern (LED) traffic lights emit very pure wavelengths of light that CANNOT be mistaken for another color. A person who is completely r/g colorblind simply wouldn't see a red light (but they still see a light!), and the green would appear blueish, as the wavelength chosen for "green" is actually on the border with blue.

Tell your "friend" to knock that shiat off and drive responsibly.
2013-02-10 11:19:53 AM
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Recoil Therapy: Your friend is full of crap if he's using that as an excuse to blow through red lights.  I'm red/green colorblind & all it really means is that someone who is that has an INCREDIBLY tough time picking out a red item on a green fields (or vice versa).


Even if you couldn't tell the difference between the red and green on lights on a traffic light - they are still pretty standard configs.  Red is on top (or on the left) - green on the bottom (or on the right).  Really isn't that difficult and there is no excuse for blowing through them.

/my grandfather during the last decade of his life lost all ability to tell the difference between the green and red - made playing UNO with him more interesting
//wouldn't wear glasses to correct my red/green - I got lazik for a reason - to get rid of the damn things
2013-02-10 08:34:49 AM
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davidphogan: That's actually a cool use for any kind of smartglasses.  I have a friend who is red/green colorblind (I think that's what it's called) and being in a car with him driving is kind of scary when he blows through red lights because they looked green to him.


Your friend is full of crap if he's using that as an excuse to blow through red lights.  I'm red/green colorblind & all it really means is that someone who is that has an INCREDIBLY tough time picking out a red item on a green fields (or vice versa).  Playing lawn darts as a kid I was always yellow or the game would be really slow as it would take a while for me to find the red darts.  Years ago my wife made a comment that she was really puzzled why I would only take pictures during the fall of yellow trees & completely ignore the (supposedly, as I really don't know) gorgeous red hillside off in the background.  Same reason.  My brain knows that leaves are supposed to be green so if there is a lot of red in there as well it all turns to a sort of muddled brown, not a very interesting picture as far as I was concerned.  I have NO problems seeing the color green nor red as long as they are by themselves, it is only when they are mixed together that the color blindness becomes an issue.

/besides, even if he couldn't see the colors as he claims, with traffic lights red is always on top or on the left, green on the bottom or right.
//telling Venus & Mars apart is a pain as well.  They are both just really bright lights in the night sky...
 
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