These goggles are apparently the future of skiing tech. The websites for both companies involved are major let downs, with only mock-ups and false-effect versions of the goggles. But what intrigued me is that one of the companies, Zeal Optics, totes itself as being from the same city as this year’s Winter Olympics, Vancouver. Would a heads-up display be seen as too advantageous and be banned from the sport? When a new tech comes along that is of dubious merit, there is one thing that will guarantee its implementation: safety. If a new tech gives the competitor an advantage but also makes them safer, that tech will be allowed. Given that these goggles, should they ever come to be, will allow riders to better see the runs and know the conditions, I can’t see how the Olympic Committee could deny its competitors a tool to keep them safe.
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