This is a storyboard for a design fiction video project. Design fiction is a way to speculate about the future and "stimulate discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies."
It's the year 3015. Everyone must wear breathing mask-helmets when outdoors. The ear closures are detachable so that people can whisper to one another. The mask allows drinking through a straw and one can move food into an airtight closure near the mouth. One can push a button to reduce the UV shade and make better eye contact. The mask comes with an attachment nozzle that simulates lips, stays moisturized, and sends signals to your brain from the "bionic nerve endings" on the nozzle lips.
The inspiration came from Dunne and Raby's "Between Reality and the Impossible".
In this project Dunne and Raby speculate that when the earth starts running out of foof, a group of people - "urban foragers" - may use "synthetic biology to create 'microbial stomach bacteria;, along with electronic and mechanical devices, to maximise the nutritional value of the urban environment, making-up for any shortcomings in the commercially available but increasingly limited diet."