The world's first light blocking glasses have been created to make the wearer unrecognisable to even the most advanced facial recognition software.
The pioneering Reflectacles IRpair act as a shield to make it impossible for smartphones or CCTV cameras to capture a person's identity.
They do so by turning the eye area 'black' and invisible to any form of technology, reflecting infrared beams from any source and subsequently distorting facial data.
The specs can be worn during the day and night, and in both bright and dark environments.
Reflectacles IRpair creator Scott Urban said: 'The problem with facial recognition is that it has become so smart with infrared mapping and artificial intelligence that people can no longer choose if they want to be on the system or not.
'They are clocked just by walking down the sidewalk. A profile is being built everywhere.
'It is not to say I agree with using facial recognition to track everybody's actions but my main concern personally is that I don't want to be on these systems.
'I've never had social media. I've never had a smart phone. I am still pre-2007 and I like it that way.'
The glasses come standard in a dark black translucent acetate with a glossy finish - giving the impression of traditional sunglasses.
They don't affect the vision at all, but are capable of making the wearer anonymous in images or videos using a flash.
As well as a full frame, the specs are available as a clip-on pair which make it possible to wear with prescription lenses.'
Read more: The ultimate disguise? New concept glasses make the wearer undetectable to facial recognition software and could help protect privacy from prying cameras
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