The mask represents the enslavement of the mind, spirit and soul. The mask obscures identity, hides uniqueness, and suppresses the individual. It is a tool for ushering in the next step in human evolution: the merger of man and machine.
We are living at the very moment humankind transitions from the individual to the collective, through technology. This new collaboration will sweep away established systems of power, truths, countries and individuals, subsuming all into the hive mind where collectively, the will be omniscient.
The individual will have no value to this new man and machine life form. The choice will be to join the many, or be banished to the fringe where as an homage to a bygone era, he will be an anachronism left behind in the evolution of man.