This is No Ordinary Mirror

George Orwell said it best — "Big Brother is watching." And Big Brother is looking more and more like our reality now that we have S.E.L.F.I.E, a two-way mirror capable of — you guessed it — taking selfies. And also spying on you because, as I said, it's a two-way mirror.

According to Mashable, S.E.L.F.I.E stands for "The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine." Created by digital strategy agency iStrategyLabs, the S.E.L.F.I.E is a two-way mirror connected to a Mac Mini which powers facial recognition software. Once your face is detected, the Mac snaps a flattering photo of you and automatically uploads it to Twitter. You are alerted to the photo-taking process by a stream of LED lights on the surface of the mirror.

For those of you who have thought 'Wow! Taking pictures of myself with my super easy to use iPhone camera is just so hard! My arms hurt and I wish I had a mirror to do the job for me!,' S.E.L.F.I.E is a godsend. As for me, I reject this entirely. Two-way mirrors are creepy and weird and invasive and just... no. After all, they are called selfies not eerie two-way mirror photos. I want no part of the two-way mirror revolution, thank you very much.

If you are a cyborg who is somehow interested in learning more about the S.E.L.F.I.E. then you are beyond reproach and you may as well check out the official iStrategyLabs video posted below. So far, S.E.L.F.I.E is just an experiment, although if you want a Big Brother device of your very own, feel free to contact iStrategyLabs directly. But please don't do that. For the sake of humanity!

Image: iStrategyLabs