This article talks about the union of tech and fashion, my two loves. Our privacy has been under attack on all sides by governments, corporations both offline and especially online. Even when going out in public, there are individuals who feel the need to take pictures of everything. It’s been like this for quite some time now. We’re recorded everywhere we go. This might be good from the public safety angle, but one can’t help wonder where do you draw the line?
Anti-surveillance clothes for protecting your anonymity
Two companies have started working on anti-surveillance clothes that will help you fight against CCTV cameras with facial recognition and just cameras in general that are trying to take your pictures.
Clothes that prevent facial recognition
First we’re going to be taking a look at a concept clothes design that has the ability to confuse CCTV cameras with built-in facial recognition.
The basic gist of this “technology” is for the clothes to have this pattern featuring faces on them. By doing this the facial recognition sensors are going to be confused and they won’t be able to detect your face. This trick apparently works, but you would stand out quite a lot wearing clothes with this type of pattern, don’t you think?
Super reflective clothes by Chris Holmes
Next up is a super reflective clothes line from Chris Holmes. It’s actually available for purchase, but it’s a bit pricey. Hoodie costs around 230$.
What these super reflective clothes do is they reflect back the camera flash so that everything else in the picture becomes darker. This only works with cameras that have flash. If nothing else you won’t be looking weird for wearing these, as the clothes are just mildly reflective. There’s no weird patterns on them or anything like that. Interesting concepts, but they are just a gimmick at this point.