The world is moving very quickly.
And where it's moving very quickly to is a place where we'll all look quite ridiculous and talk seemingly to ourselves as we walk down the street.
This is the heaven envisioned by Google, with its fascinating Google Glass. Yes, the glasses that make people look like.
Many questions have emerged since these glasses invaded the public gaze. "Should one ban people?" was one question. " when wearing them?" was another.
But perhaps the most pulsating question is this: Will Redmond become Red-eye-mond?
It is perhaps unsurprising that such a question became even more invasive today when Topeka Capital analyst Brian White wrote to investors and said that his eyes were positively twitching at the idea.
As Apple Insider sees it, White said that he expects Microsoft to release its own intelligent eyewear next year.
White is the same analystthat Apple's new TV would be controlled by a deeply engaging ring on your finger.
Perhaps he is on a roll. Perhaps he is on something else.
However, if Microsoft were to release its own conception of nose-wearable tech, how might it differ from Google's?
What might Redmond'sbe able to conjure?
Might Microsoft Monocles integrate with XBox, so that you could walk down the street and destroy bad people with the flick of an eye?
Might the company get together with Tom Ford or Issey Miyake to create the most tasteful, beautiful, Monocles the world could ever imagine?
Might Bill Gatesfor the company and wear his Monocles wherever he goes?
I have contacted Microsoft to see if the company will divulge its monocular plans.
By the way, Microsoft, I am in the throes of registering that Monocles name. So if you want it, you know where to find me.