"Cyberpunk" face band

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/10/26/cyberpunk-face-band.html

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As a person who wears glasses, I’m kind of fixating on the sharp edge, and hoping there is something to protect the model’s nose!

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great, I needed something to solve the problem of constandly not stumbling over curbs or stepping into the gap on the underground

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Jewelry that limits your field of vision is a great way of signalling wealth: I don’t need to do any work, and I can afford being constantly distracted. That is probably the original function of fashion.

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so… it doesn’t do anything? add mass to my dubious corpus and it had better do something beyond attract bemused frowns.

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soon to be seen in the bb shop “was 500 dollars now 150 dollars…”

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So do those cybershades allow you to navigate cyberspace?

I agree on the jewelry. That’s absolutely something the rich would wear in their floating cities above the rabble.

True cyberpunks only wear eyewear if it serves a practical purpose

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At the original price, it ought to have a scrolling text LED matrix for alerts, messages,career dissipation warning, etc.

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A bifocal eye mask! Just what nobody needed!

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Is it not just the metal part of a woman’s headband with the fabric removed and worn on the front of your face? Or maybe a slider on a set of headphones? I feel like I did this when I was playing cyberpunk with my little brother when I was like 9.

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Is the word we’re looking for “cybourgeoise”?

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What a fantastic word. Thank you.

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It’s no worse than people who wear glasses for fashion. Not everything you hang off your body needs to have a practical purpose.

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See also; nail guards for the Chinese noblewoman who has someone else to do her typing for her

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…something that says, “I can afford to be impractical”? @beschizza’s description and your post really gel’d the idea that this is a product for the lowest level of gentry, one step above me but three steps below the top.

Which is to say that if I buy one of these, maybe someone will mistake me for gentry, too! If I don’t accidentally step in front of a bus, first.

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So it’s basically Lt. Geordi La Forge’s visor, minus the visor.

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Just a classier version of external fixation for head injuries
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If only this Quibi scrub bar had come out 29 years sooner!

If these had either tinted sunglass or prescription lenses, yeah, sure, silly but whatever, I can see it. This…? spits

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