Over at the Matador Network, there is a posting on 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021. Included in the outlook for 2013 is the “Eye of Gaia, a billion-pixel telescope.” Eye of Gaia
will look far beyond our own galaxy, even as far as the end of the (observable) universe.
I believe that as long as there has been sight on the planet earth, the possessor of the best sight has been able to see as far as the end of the (observable) universe. Once telescopes came into existence, the best telescope was able to “see” as far as the end of the (observable) universe.
And it will always be so.
Hat tip to my son who liked the posting on Facebook (if my memory serves).