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"[Science fiction is] anything that turns you and your social context, the social you, inside out."
- Gregory Benford

VEIL  
  A wearable device used to foil facial recognition systems.  

...three high school-aged girls, coffee cups in hand, gailylaughing and talking.

They all had wearables with large, reflective lenses, and so their eyes could not be seen. From the cheekbones down, their faces were exposed. But points and patches of light, projected by lasers in the lower rims of the glasses, were flashing and sliding all over their faces in a programmed manner that had been designed to foil facial recognition systems.

Zula wasn't wearing a VEIL...

...the Virtual Epiphantic Identity Lustre.

From Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel, by Neal Stephenson.
Published by William Morrow in 2019
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Compare to the scramble suit from Philip K. Dick's 1977 novel A Scanner Darkly.

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