"Steampunk" is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery,especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.
Goggles and accessories such as Top Hats are often worn as a fashion statement by most every Steampunk. Fans of the steampunk genre or subculture also frequently wear steampunk-styled goggles, particularly when performing in a live action role-playing games.
Goggles are also frequently used by anime and manga characters as a fashion statement. For example, it is an idiosyncrasy of team leader characters in the Digimon anime to wear goggles. Other notable characters who wear goggles are the young Naruto Uzumaki and Konohamaru from Naruto, Matt from Death Note and Usopp from One Piece.
"I'm blown away by the work of today's Steampunk Artists. Steampunk will flourish long after I'm gone thanks to all these incredibly talented Steampunks. And if that's you, for you, I'm forever grateful.
I would put every Steampunks' Art on display for the whole Universe to see if able.
Goggles, Up-cycles and Nanobots are a few of my contributions to the Steampunk Universe.
Looking up at the stars you might see my best work orbiting this Pale Blue Dot.
Surf the high seas and you'll find my ones and zeros (OZ) in deep cyber space.
Steampunk kept me vertical on far too many near death experiences. Few will ever come to know how deeply profound Steampunk is in this Universe, On My Planet."
John Douglas, P.h.D.