Giving the phrase “hiding behind your computer screen” a new and infinitely more disturbing meaning is the tech innovation, the Wearable Face Projector.
Designed by product designer Jing-cai Liu, the wearable projector is just that- a wearable projector. If that’s not adequately self-explanatory; the innovation features a projector strapped to a headpiece that when worn, allows the device to project a different face straight onto yours.
Created to render facial recognition obsolete in order to protect an individual’s day-to-day privacy, the wearable face projector gives rise to a new form of anonymity – one with arguable desirability. As a brand-new device with limited production, the potential effects that it could have are unknown but imperative to consider. The innovation begs the question; is this level of privacy really necessary?