Would You Like A Sandwich To Go With That? Perhaps A Drink?

Would You Like A Sandwich To Go With That? Perhaps A Drink?

Footnote: Daisy’s Glasses, affectionately dubbed “Autie Lenses”, do in fact help treat her autistic traits, or at least they used to.

In addition to glare reduction, they also include a small heads-up-display that constantly provides environmental information, including social cues and suggested responses. Over time (and depending on the sensitivity of the user), the display learns what its user wants / needs to see, and eventually as the user adjusts, the lenses provide less coaching and become a smartphone (although critics would claim the distinction doesn’t make it any less of a crutch).

Because of their adaptive features and low profile, Autie Lenses are a common device in the business world as a smartphone, making it incredibly difficult to tell who’s using them because they actually needed the lenses when they were younger, and who’s using them because they just got tired of having so much junk hanging off their belt. Given how both groups are often fircely protective of their lenses, have trouble completing otherwise “simple” tasks without them, and can be difficult to deal with when they’re not wearing them,  the difference between the two is academic.

Besides, it’s a 50/50 shot anyway.

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  1. Kistaro

    As someone extremely reliant on a smartphone for the wide variety of basic functions my brain does very badly at (daily reminder @12:30 PM: “have you eaten yet”?), I really empathize with Daisy here.

  2. Le Blue Dude

    I wish I had one of those things… as a high level functioning aspie with serious loud noises/glare issues I really wish I had one of those. In perscription lenses. Honestly when I’m buying glasses with my own money I think I’ll get them all perscription.

  3. Redryll

    So true, “Autie Lenses” would be useful for us. Might be tricky find frame styles we like, though. For me they would mainly be used at big social events, or crowded areas. All other times I would have them off, they are a tool to help you, plus you never know when your glasses might break.

  4. Dwarg91

    Those would be very useful to people within the autistic spectrum. I wonder when well have the technology to make something like that become a reality?

  5. Silver Guardian

    With all of the other technological advancements out there, I wouldn’t be surprised to see something like it on the market fairly soon.

    And if I do, it’ll be the next thing I invest in, for reasons which I choose to keep to myself.

  6. Keiya

    Can I get a pair? I’m going to start hacking together something similar now because using it to solve a problem I have (time management) would be fairly easy (blinky LED in peripheral vision to remind me to check my more detailed stuff…) and I think that would be less likely to zap me… not that it would be the first time I’ve zaped myself with electronics projects and my glasses…

  7. shadeus maximus

    -is autistic- hey i take offence to that! 😀

  8. Emma

    Okay, where can I get a pair of those?

  9. Novawolf

    I would love to have something like that, especially for social cues and suggested responses. I might be in the autistic spectrum – don’t know. Love the look on Jason’s face at the last panel. Wonder how his foot tastes?

  10. neutralParadox

    You know, we’re not that far off. Hell, I bet someone could hack something similar together when Google Glass (and it’s competitors) come out…

    At least I hope so, cause I would kill for a pair of autie glasses for self evident reasons.

  11. Aspie

    Where can I get a set of those glasses? I must have.
    FYI: Aspie is a term for someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, a ‘trait’ (it is not a disorder [ok it is but I will never admit it]) on the Autism Spectum.

  12. ShdwStrkr

    I would so totally get me some of those lenses. As someone with Aspergers, (a form of Autism,) I would have avoided some hairy positions as a little kid.

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