The ultimate disguise for the digital era is set to go on sale in Japan.The National Institute of Informatics said it has\u00a0developed eyeglasses that help users protect their privacy by disabling facial-recognition systems in cameras.The Privacy Visor, created by the government-affiliated institute and an eyeglass maker in Japan\u2019s Fukui prefecture, uses unique angles and patterns on its lens that reflect or absorb light. This prevents the recognition systems in digital cameras and smartphones from spotting a human face in a shot and focusing on it.\u201cThe Privacy Visor is the world\u2019s first product with this technology,\u201d the institute\u2019s Professor Isao Echizen told Japan Real Time. Mr. Echizen, who led the research, said his goal was to protect the privacy of individuals in a world where cameras and smartphones can automatically focus on people\u2019s faces without them knowing, and where such images are shared widely on social networks.\u00a0\u201cWe are often told not to unveil our personal information to others, but our faces are also a type of an ID. There should be a way to protect that,\u201d he said.Tests with cameras on smartphones showed that the eyeglasses were able to trick the facial-recognition system 90% of the time.(via\u00a0WSJ)***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.