Brazilian police to use ‘RoboCop’ glasses at 2014 World Cup
In my search for fascinating news to post here on the site for your reading pleasure, I found myself on The Daily Telegraph reading “Brazilian police to use ‘Robocop-style’ glasses at World Cup”. According to the report, the largest country in South America is planning to provide its police forces with futuristic glasses equipped with stealthy crime-fighting abilities.
Called “RoboCop” glasses, the device is fitted with a tiny camera that can capture 400 facial images per second at a distance of up to 50 yards away and send them to a central computer database storing up to 13 million faces. If a particular face in the crowd matches that of a known troublemaker, a small screen attached to the glasses will alert the police officer wearing them. Major Leandro Pavani Agostini, of Sao Paulo’s Military Police, said the camera and database compare 46,000 biometric points on a person’s face, so the chances of mistaken identity are small.
The “RoboCop” glasses will soon be tested at football games and concerts and Brazil is already planning to use them during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.