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Resting Risk Face: Respirator Masks Designed to Look Like You

(Photo courtesy of faceidmasks.com)

People have been buying face masks left and right in order to protect themselves from the coronavirus outbreak. An eccentric San Francisco company that sells ‘trendy dystopian products’ saw this as a business opportunity and launched a bizarre product… respirator masks with your face printed on it.

It may seem a little weird to say the least, but there’s actually a functional reason for printing a person’s face on a mask.

The company claims to make β€œN95 respiratory masks that work with facial recognition software” by using “computational mapping to convert your facial features into an image printed onto the surface of N95 surgical masks without distortion.”

Simply put, all you have to do is to upload an image of yourself to their website and they’ll use fancy computer technology to print it on their masks so you can unlock your phone using your face ID.

If for some wild reason, you’re already reaching for your credit card to buy one, you’ll have to wait because this product is not yet being sold.

“We will not be making these while there’s still a global mask shortage.”

I don’t know about you but it sounds like someone missed their economics class on the law of supply and demand! If this is sounding like a joke to you, their website playfully quips that they’re not sure either.

They still want us to remind you though, “Viruses are not a joke. Wash your hands when you can. And get vaccines when you can. “

Would you buy one of these Face ID masks if they ever come to the market?

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