Could You Ever Be So Paranoid About Privacy That You'd Wear These Goofy Glasses?

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It should come as no surprise that quite often, lurking in the shadows, a security camera is secretly leering at you. In stores, in banks, even on the street; and now they can recognize you too. Of course, there are ways to fight back, but unfortunately they include wearing these goofy-looking glasses.


Designed by Isao Echizen and Seiichi Gohshi of Tokyo's National Institute of Informatics and Kogakuin University respectively, these light-up infrared specs obscure your mug so that facial recognition software can't quite make it out, and so other people on the street (rightfully) think you're a paranoid lunatic. Just how bad would the security camera surveillance dystopia have to get before you'd be willing to wear a pair of these? Or would you rather opt for the makeup approach instead? [Slate]