Author of Dystopian Classics Predicted Face Masks to Enforce Conformity 70 Years Ago


“It is no coincidence,” he writes, “that the mask is again beginning to play a decisive role in public life. It is appearing in many different ways … be it as a gas mask, with which they are trying to equip entire populations; be it as a face mask for sport and high speeds, seen on every racing driver; be it as a safety mask for workplaces exposed to radiation, explosions, or narcotic substances. We can assume”, he continues, with an eerie prescience, “that the mask will come to take on functions that we can today hardly imagine.”

This is just the beginning of your fall. ~  oz

Author of Dystopian Classics Predicted Face Masks to Enforce Conformity 70 Years Ago

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