Her visor was close up against her face, a sleek glass pane across her eyes. The prism technology and coating on the visor made it anti-reflective, obscured the AugR display from the outside, and disrupted face-detecting software. There were cameras on the front and back, so I had a full 360-degree view of the world around her head. (She had buzzed her long black hair off to avoid obscuring the camera’s view.) She had a few more gadgets, as well: Two nearly silent camera drones smaller than her fist, which can hover in place for about two hours, or fly around for half an hour, A car key fob that was repurposed to transmit passwords wirelessly (Kay’s informants had gotten some of the less secure passcodes off of sympathetic or apathetic employees, which was how we discovered that many of the Hale Center’s passcodes were still left on their factory defaults), Print-obscuring fingertip sheathes, climbing gloves, sneakers, and a pair of slippers with about an inch of foam in them to muffle sound. From ‘The Boston Hearth Project’ by T.X. Watson. An anthology ‘Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation’. Published by Upper Rubber Boot Books. Artwork was created in Artbreeder & upscaled in Topaz Gigapixel Ai to 1024x1024 pix.