People wearing AirPods

People wearing AirPods are NPCs under mind-control, voluntarily frying their brains with harmful non-natural electromagnetic frequencies. I do not interact with such people until they take the suckers out.

This request annoys many, as AirPods are purposefully designed to stay in the body for as long as possible: one has to fumble when putting them into the case, while water resistance and Adaptive Transparency—control over how much external sound is heard—incentivise just keeping them in.

These devices are a pathway into the soulless, transhumanist, artificial “augmented” reality in which a person loses awareness of his surroundings.

The World Economic Forum has recently announced that mind-reading earbuds are coming later this year.