Mask Watch

Introducing a new recurring feature: Mask Watch.

My theory: With the ever growing preponderance of surveillance technology (cameras, satellites, etc), a natural response will be for people to wear masks.

You can see the beginnings of this trend with the advent and widespread adoption of the "Hoodie"; however, that is a minor development in regards what is to come.

The real shift will be when it becomes socially acceptable to conceal your identity in public. The Authorities will fight this of course, and the resulting conflict will be interesting. I will predict a first version of this look will be surgical masks w/ sunglasses, as it's far easier to justify.

However, there's so much more we can do -- plastic surgery perhaps?

The mask above is worn by a protester in Georgia (Russian, not Redneck).

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