SuperSight: Spatial Computing and the Evolution of Eyes

The human eye is amazing. It contains 120 million photoreceptors, discerns 10 million colors, blinks in less than a tenth of a second, and aside from the brain, is the body’s most complicated organ. But, for all of its sophistication, the human eye hasn’t evolved in thousands of years. That’s about to change in a radical way.

In the next decade, most of us will choose to augment our vision with new layers of projected information delivered via glasses, visors, and contact lenses. Our experience will become hallucinogenic and weird as artists and game studios start to hack the visual world. Everything we do will change: how we shop, learn, play sports, entertain ourselves, interact socially, take care of our bodies, and more. The business landscape will also evolve. Pioneering startups will stake out new fortunes by commercializing SuperSight experiences, while many current Fortune 500s will fail to adapt and see their revenues dwindle.

This lively talk will preview the SuperSight revolution and consider its many implications. Come and experience an unapologetically speculative romp into the future of computer vision and human vision. As you’ll discover, SuperSight is a smartphone-sized disruption that will sweep society faster than you can say “airpods.”


David Rose, an MIT researcher, author, and serial entrepreneur, offers a unique perspective on the next platform of spatial computing, what he calls SuperSight. David wrote the book on the Internet of Things, owns the seminal patent on photo-sharing, built an AI company focused on computer vision, and is VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. David is known for translating complex technologies into delightful intuitive products, and for future-casting to help business leaders understand digital disruption.