'Robocop' Sunglasses To Help Scan Crowds, Identify Perps At The Next (2014) World Cup

April 13, 2011


Picture unrelated related enough.

If all goes according to plan, Brazilian police forces will be equipped with 'Robocop' sunglasses before the next World Cup (see what I did there?), capable of scanning and detecting the faces of known trouble-makers/terrorists and alerting officers. BEEP BOOP -- HALT, CRIMINAL.

Dubbed "RoboCop" glasses after the 1987 action film, the glasses are fitted with a tiny camera that scans up to 400 faces per second. It cross-checks those images against a database of criminals and terrorists, and flashes a small red light inside the glasses if a match comes up. Then the officer knows whom to home in on and whom to leave alone.

On its optimal settings, the camera can scan 400 faces a second at a distance of up to 50 yards away. But the settings can be changed to recognize faces at a slower pace, at up to 12 miles away.

Agostini said the camera and database compare 46,000 biometric points on a person's face, so the chances of mistaken identity are slim.

Identifying perps from 12-miles away with a pair of sunglasses? Riiiiiiiiiiight. You see that dot? Yeah, the one that looks like an ant? It's a terrorist. Trust me, the glasses said so. Also, that I should go grab some churros and leave the arrests up to you. YOU HEARD THE GLASSES! Kidding, they only talk to me but still.

Brazilian Police Debut 'RoboCop' Glasses Ahead of World Cup [aolnews]

Thanks to Pat, who doesn't need special glasses to identify perps because he has a photographic memory. Photographic memory, or criminal database implanted in your eyeball? Photographic memory? SORRY FOR TRYING TO MAKE YOU LOOK COOL.

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