It's called CV Dazzle, and it's meant to confuse the complex algorithms of facial recognition software. Yes, you too can render your mug blissfully untaggable by the machine cronies of the Illuminati, at the cheap price of spending your days looking like an emo kid who lost eight paintball battles in a row:
Cue the "I needed you but you left me alone" quote from your high school yearbook.
Why It Will Never Fool The System:
Let's pretend you're a cop in, say, Manhattan, patrolling your beat in the way comedy writers with little clue on how cops do that shit assume you do: Keystone Coppin' your way along the street, comically banging your nightstick against lamp posts and bringing your fingers to the brim of your inexplicably 1910's-style police helmet to salute passersby. Suddenly, you see a shifty-looking dude whose hair looks like it lost a fight against a theodolite, wearing the kind of makeup that only seems at home in obscure Japanese cartoons. Fuck! It's your worst nightmare! The Geometry Clowns are attacking!
"Holy shit, there's a whole gaggle of them! Call reinforcements!"
Even if you inexplicably avoid unwanted attention from law enforcement while wearing your Random Cube Vomit face paint and Lady Gaga haircut, the attention you'll attract from random people is going to be thousandfold to the passing disinterest your mug might be able to cause in even the most intricate crowd-spying unit. Then again, if your plan is to only ever walk the streets during Pride parades for anthropomorphic geometry textbooks, it's hard to imagine a better disguise.
I'm not just mocking this because it makes people look like an evil wizard brought a bunch of cubist paintings to life to be his minions. It actually does make people view you differently, which should be an obvious conclusion. In 2014, a tech reporter from The Atlantic spent a few days running around Washington D.C. in dazzle makeup, and his otherness not only made everyone stare at him, but he also became a creepy borderline pariah who would likely be ignored by everyone if he had a heart attack on the street. So yeah. You may be able to alter the way you're surveyed, but it's by turning yourself into Fred the Stinky Hobo in the eyes of your fellow man.