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Smart Glasses and the Future of Law Enforcement

10-February-2020

Smart glasses = smarter police officers

In the 1980s, moviegoers were fascinated by Robocop, a series that stretched the imagination of what tomorrow’s law enforcer looked like. 50% robot, 50% human, terminally injured police officer Alex Murphy is rebuilt as the ultimate crime-fighter.

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Among the many otherworldly abilities the Cyberpunk film explored was the ability to detect threats in large crowds. Simply by scanning faces - and immediately checking them against a police database - Robocop could assess threat levels with startling accuracy.

Fast forward nearly 4 decades and such an ability isn’t so far-fetched. Life has begun to imitate art, as law enforcement agencies in the Middle East and Asia have started to equip police officers with smart glasses.