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There’s Now a Coronavirus Mask That Works with Face ID

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As we know that coronavirus is a threat to us and wearing a protecting mask is a must nowadays. The demand for protective face masks has been really high since COVID-19, aka the new coronavirus, started hitting the news. So much so, in fact, that dentists can’t get hold of the ones they need to do their jobs.

The upsurge in people wearing masks has led to some interesting new social problems, like the fact that you can’t unlock your iPhone using Face ID if you’ve got a mask over half your face.

As ever, though, there’s a designer/artist type ready to solve this for you with the satirical products. Behold Resting Risk Face, by Danielle Baskin.

You can tell it’s satirical by the fact that a) it’s not actually available to buy (ostensibly until the global mask shortage is over, but when that happens it’ll probably be because the health scare is also over) and b) the website contains sentences like “If you enjoy late-stage capitalism, facial recognition respirator masks will retail for $40 [£31] per mask.”

You can say that it is satirical because

a) is not really available to buy (apparently until the global shortage of masks is over, but when that happens, it is probably because the health problem is over)

b) Website contains sentences such as “If you like late-stage capitalism, facial recognition respirator masks will sell for $ 40 [£ 31] per mask.”

How does it work?

After loading your face, we use computational mapping to convert your facial features into an image printed on the surface of N95 surgical masks without distortion. Our printer uses inks made from natural dyes. It is not toxic and does not affect breathability.

You can use your mask for everyday life as a barrier to air droplets. However, you will have to add it as an additional face in Face ID: Apple’s technology is too good to be fooled only by the mask.

If you wonder if this meaningless mask is a coil load, this is what WHO has to say: If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are caring for a person with the suspected 2019-nCoV infection. Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing. The masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand cleaning with alcohol or water and soap-based hand sanitizer. If you wear a mask, you should know how to use it and dispose of it properly.

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