Brazilian Cops Adopt “Robocop” Eyewear to Nab Bad Guys
Brazil's cops get high-tech for World Cup crowds
In preparation for the 2014 #WorldCup, Sao Paulo Military Police have revealed new state-of-the-art facial recognition eyeglasses that can identify 46,000 biometric points on an individual’s face at distances ranging from 165 feet to 12 miles. Yes: 12 miles.
If that wasn’t scary enough, the glasses can also scan as many as 400 faces per second. Once scanned, the face is matched against a database of criminals and terrorists. While you’re asking yourself “why in the hell would they need this?” Try to consider that the World Cup is probably the biggest sporting event on the planet, so the cops are trying to keep an eye on anybody and everybody making trouble in the crowds. They plan on testing the glasses out from now until the World Cup actually begins.
If this isn’t proof enough that crime doesn’t pay, we don’t know what is.