Diane Pham

RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

by , 04/24/11

RoboCop, World Cup, Brazil, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, high-tech fashion, wearable technology

While the World Cup certainly means heightened excitement for its host country, rightly so it also brings forth a considerable number of concerns for spectator security. To ensure that soccer fans are keps safe during the 2014 games, the Brazilian police have decided to take a law-enforcement cue from a classic sci-fi hero: RoboCop. For the next World Cup, authorities will be outfitted with high-tech glasses featuring tiny cameras able to snap 400 facial images per second—as far away as 12 miles—before sending them to a central database of 13 million faces for comparison.

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