Though it's difficult to fathom, the vast majority of people likely take their ability to experience the color of the universe for granted. According to recent figures from Genetics Home Reference, as many as 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females "of Northern European ancestry" experience red-green defects, the most common type of colorblindness. Blue-yellow defects, which impact men and women equally, afflicts approximately 1 in 10,000 people worldwide.
Thankfully, the future is clipping along at a remarkable rate, meaning that science is frequently discovering new and exciting paths to battling various deficiencies and potential handicaps. Endochroma Color for the Colorblind glasses are one such move in this race toward an improved future, a potentially groundbreaking device achieving viral status this week thanks to the video above.
Aaron Williams-Mele received the glasses as a birthday gift and decided to document his first full-color sunset experience, resulting in an emotional and profound moment proving the power of scientific advancement. In the YouTube comments, Mele took the time to update his progress on using the glasses during everyday activities. According to Mele, the experience is "still a little overwhelming and very distracting" but he plans to fully integrate the glasses into his life.
F:)ck yes, science.