Here we have science once again. You can’t say I don’t like it, can you? It’s where all the new stuff comes from. Exciting!

Here is our friend Thomas, looking through his binoculars toward the future. He is not a visionary; he is too professional for that. But still, his tools and methods enable him to see at least a bit of the future.

Having “binocular vision” has its limitations and drawbacks. Here are some of Thomas’s problems:

  • His vision is too focused. He sees only a part of the future, but he sees it in great detail. The part of the future such a person sees, and the degree of detail he sees it with, depend upon his knowledge, experience, and creativity.
  • Looking through his binoculars, Thomas may be able to see his target – but the path to get there is always dim.
  • Seeing objects seem closer than they really are which deceives his perception of time. He may fall so in love with his ability to look around and ahead of that, he forgets all about the work that must be done here and now.
  • There’s another problem with time and “binocular vision”: Thomas has only a vague idea of the time that will be needed to reach his goal. Many, many scientists have never reached the goals they sought – and you’ve never heard of them. (It’s been estimated that 90% of all scientific researches with negative results are never published.)

Garret: Superheroes like me never wear glasses.