Shaders Coming in 1.9?

MogMiner recently revealed - at the request of a community member - one of the possible features in the 1.9 PC Minecraft update: shaders! In addition to improving the look of the game, he seemed to suggest performance improvements as well, and not having Minecraft be fixed-function OpenGL at some point in the future. Are double and triple-digit framerates in your future? Time will tell!