Since surveillance culture is at the top of the news agenda, this new invention from Japan's National Institute of Informatics couldn't be more timely. It's a pair of goggles that blocks facial recognition algorithms and ensures no-one can snap a pic of your mush without your permission. The wearable uses 11 near-infrared LEDs which shine a bright light that's invisible to humans, but will dazzle any passing cameras. Admittedly, the technology is useless for cameras that aren't sensitive to infra-red, which is why the institute is also working on reflective materials that'll work with any imaging sensor -- but that, unfortunately, isn't quite ready for prime-time. Curious as to see it in action? Head on past the break for the video.
Source: Diginfo News