Beauty tech lives at the intersection of self-care and self-loathing | Techno Rhyno

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I spent hours looking into smart mirrors at this year’s CES. I didn’t like everything I saw.


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Devices with a focus on beauty made a large, pedicured footprint at this year’s CES tech show in Las Vegas. They typically combined a Wi-Fi connection, built-in cameras, machine learning and a dash of augmented reality to analyze various aspects of your appearance — and make recommendations about what products you need to look better. 

TL;DR: Companies want to use technology to judge the hell out of you, make you feel bad and sell you beauty products.

The HiMirror Mini judged the dark circles under my eyes and hurt my feelings.


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